On the first day of each year, students at Rosebush SHS are handed a fresh school diary. In it goes: homework, to-do lists, sports carnivals and exam blocks. Phoenix Chambers judiciously uses it each day, documenting vivid memories as she blasts through high school. Dipping in and out of her life on the same day/s across the 6 years, we notice that what matters today might not in twelve months time and how a simple choice one day can effect the rest of your life. This is an honest and humorous retrospective on high school life, based on true stories shared by youth all over Australia.
WHY THEY’LL ♥ IT
They’ll see themselves on stage at various stages of their journey. Written using true anonymous submissions – which makes for utterly relatable drama – it’s not patronising, it’s hilarious, it’s hard- hitting.
WHY YOU’LL ♥ IT
It’s a show that every high school student should see. Peer pressure, self image, school stresses, work commitments and bullying are all covered in this part verbatim, part narrative piece, which then allows important conversations to open up back in the classroom.
QLD | Terms 1 – 4 NSW | Terms 2 – 3 TAS | Term 2
→ 8 – 12
→ Consequences of Actions, Peer Pressure, Friendship, Self Image, Bullying
→ Non-Fiction texts, Personal Recount, Critical & Creative Thinking, Transformation of text
→ Multimodal Theatre, Verbatim, Ensemble