Theatre, Drama
Contest Darebin Arts 2018 photo supplied credit: Sarah Walker
Photograph: Sarah Walker

The stage becomes a suburban netball court in this new play all about female competition

Playwright Emilie Collyer picked up plenty of accolades for her 2015 play, Dream Home, a surreal tale of the Australian Dream that quickly turned nightmarish. Now she’s back with Contest, which delves into the dog-eat-dog world of female competition in a suburban amateur netball team. When new player Cass joins, she claims she just wants to fit in. But if she won’t play by their rules, why does she bother coming at all? Sure to be full of blood, sweat and tears, it questions how women are supposed to be with each other if they’re not in it to win.

By: Polly Simons


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