THE UNSPOKEN WORD IS 'JOE'

by Zoey Dawson
Photo: Eugyeene Teh

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THE UNSPOKEN WORD IS 'JOE'

by Zoey Dawson

It really is an honour to be here tonight to see what – not one of our greatest writers, just yet – but certainly one of our most emerging writers, has in store for us.

Zoey Dawson has written a play. She would describe it as beautiful and tender. And sad and funny. And also really clever, and really honest, and really raw and emotional. It’s about a break-up – but it’s not just a breakup play. It’s got lots of others layers to it. Yeah. Layers. It’s, like... It’s a really good play. She hopes you like it. A lot.

“Zoey Dawson doesn’t break the rule so much as bludgeon it to death and take liberties with the corpse” THE AGE / ★★★★

"Fiendishly clever, sidesplittingly funny, unlike anything I've ever seen before" TIME OUT SYDNEY/ ★★★★1/2

"Zoey Dawson's writing is full of wit… exceptional skill and attention to detail." DAILY REVIEW/★★★★

“Hot. Sad. Tender. Clever. Emotional. That’s how the playwright describes it.” TIMEOUT CRITICS CHOICE / ★★★★

“The best piece of theatre I have seen in years...go and see this play, don’t miss it…This most marvellous piece of theatre epitomises everything I love about the form.. instantly classic.” THEATREPEOPLE / ★★★★★

“clever, witty… unique…refreshingly honest…very,very clever… hilarious…writing is funny, poignant, reflective…hones in so precisely and poetically on emotion… exceptional performances…moved, truly moved…Not to be missed this Fringe.” AUSTRALIAN STAGE ONLINE / ★★★★

“raw, clever, deceptive, meta and keeps you constantly guessing.” THEMUSIC.COM.AU / ★★★★

”meta-fiction at its cunning best… a clever piece of theatre….A sneaky play in the very best of ways” BRISBANE TIMES

“like watching a friend get really drunk and embarrass herself. You don’t really want to watch, but you do anyway, because you can’t quite believe things could turn so bad.” THE GUARDIAN