Other Plays by Peta Murray
Murray, Peta (Australian playwright, teacher, actor, director, 19__-____), “Spitting Chips,”
a __-minute _____ in English, set in Australia, 1995,
© 1995 by Peta Murray;
• in Peta Murray’s Spitting Chips (Strawberry Hills, New South Wales, Australia: Currency Press, 1995), ISBN 0868194069;
• script/rights available from Currency Press Pty Ltd, P.O. Box 2287, Strawberry Hills, New South Wales 2012, Australia, telephone +61 2 9319 5877, fax +61 2 9319 3649, http://www.currency.com.au, email@example.com.
_____ (m), Sybil’s father; _____ (m), __, _____; Sybil (f), aka Spud,caregiver; _____ (f), Sybil’s aged friend.
“Sybil, aka Spud, lives with her father who won't discuss Sybil's dead mother. Her reluctant friendship with an old woman helps both of them address their loneliness and deal with the future.”—Australian Plays, http://www.currency.com.au/plays.htm, accessed August 18, 2003.
• “Peta Murray is a graduate of the University of New South Wales and has a Diploma of Education from the University of Sydney. She began work as a high school teacher of English and History and was involved with fringe and community theatre throughout her teaching career. In 1989 Peta began writing full time. She has also worked as an actor and director of stand-up comedy, theatre-in-education and feminist revues. Peta has taught Performance Writing and Playwriting at the Victorian College of the Arts and RMIT. She is the recipient of a number of writing fellowships including a residency at the New Dramatists Centre in New York. Peta lives in inner-city Melbourne. Peta has a variety of plays to her credit with several having been performed across Australia and internationally. Her successful play Wallflowering, which premiered with the Canberra Theatre Company in 1989, has been produced more than twenty times including several productions in the United Kingdom, the United States of America and New Zealand. It has been translated into Polish for Polish television and adapted for ABC radio. Her other plays include Salt, The Procrastinator, The Diver, The Reading, One Woman's Song (a dance/music/theatre piece commissioned by the Queensland Theatre Company), The Source and The Procedure (for Melbourne Worker's Theatre). She has won Australian Writers Guild Industry awards for Spitting Chips, This Dying Business, The Keys to the Animal Room and her adaptation of Tim Winton's children's novel Blueback for Terrapin Puppet Theatre.”—Writers on the road - Peta Murray, http://www.statelibrary.vic.gov.au/writersontheroad/murray.html, accessed August 24, 2003.
• Recommended for grades 7-10.
coming to terms, communication, death, father-daughter relationship, friendship, intermediary, loneliness.