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by Chi Vu

A Story of Soil looks at two young Australians trying to forge an identity that acknowledges both Vietnamese and Australian values. Tien is torn between her loyalties to her parents and a desire to assert her identity. She runs away with Simon, her troubled boyfriend, to the Australian bush. Tien’s brother, Jonathan, is drawn into violence to assert his masculinity in a society which does not value being Asian. Meanwhile Quynh and Hieu, their parents, must reassess where they are now.

Length60 minutes
Cast2 female, 4 male
Cast age18+
Audience ageteen, adult
PublisherAustralian Script Centre


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Playbox Asialink Prize for Bilingual Play (2001 winner)