If the playground is potentially explosive, the staffroom is a full on war zone. Us or Them takes us inside the workings of a state high school. Students and teachers battle for survival in an environment that forces regimentation and creates tension. The human being is reduced to role playing in the playground, the staffroom and in staff meetings. And when the teachers let their hair down at a staff room the results are catastrophic.
Written 20 years ago, Us or Them remains scarily relevant.
“Skilful as entertainment with a tough line of harshly funny dialogue.” Sydney Morning Herald
“Should be compulsory viewing for all those knockers who continually whinge about what a cushy job teaching is.” Michael Hourihan
- 90 minutes
- 3 female, 4 male
- Some variablity in cast size. 11 roles.
- 16 to 18, 18+
- teen, young adult
- Australian Script Centre