Tough Beauty WHAT: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Hurstville City Council presents Tough Beauty
Written by Finegan Kruckemeyer
Directed by Claudia Chidiac
Tough Beauty is a hard-hitting play borne from YouTube fight clips and schoolyard insults. It is a response to the escalating statistics of young female violence.
Tough Beauty is about keeping your eyes down and your fists up. Half a minute of violence which will decide your next five years of high school.
There’s the girl who’s new. There’s the quiet girl. There’s the girl with no boyfriend. And the one with too many. There’s the girl who looks different, the girl who’s asking for it. And there’s the girl who’s just… just looking at me wrong.
She doesn’t even know she is – but she is. And then there’s me. The girl who’s scared of nothing. The girl they say rumours about.
Like the time she put Stef Chamber’s head through the screen door, or the time she got caught carrying a knife, or the time a massive year 12 hit her in the mouth, and the blood ran between her teeth, and she just smiled.
She smiled like it was just someone saying hello.
And then she said hello back...
Hurstville, NSW 2220
DATES: Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th September 2013
CONTACT DETAILS: P: 9330 6222 www.hec.org.au