FINAL PLACEMENT

BY ARA WATSON

Photographer: Rosie Niven

On a hot and humid Friday afternoon in a Tulsa, Oklahoma welfare office, social worker Mary Hanson is planning a much-needed weekend break when she is interrupted by the sudden appearance of Luellen James, a young mother whose son has been removed by child welfare services. Luellen's determination to win back her son leads to the ultimate test of professional boundaries between social worker and client. Premiering at the internationally renowned Humana Festival of New American Plays, this one-act play by award-winning American writer, Ara Watson, reflects on the contentious nature of the child welfare system and the emotional toll it takes on all involved.

PRODUCTIONS:

7 - 10 August 2019

Chippen Street Theatre, Chippendale

Produced as part of Theatre Travels' 2019 NO : INTERMISSION Festival

Directed by: Carly Fisher

Lighting Designer: Steffany Synge

Sound Designer: Georgia Condon

Stage Manager: Kipp Lee

Assistant Stage Manager: Shannon Rossiter

Starring: Dominique Viney, Samantha Lambert

 

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