Frank Sparrow

Synopsis

Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? was commissioned by Graffiti Theatre Company, Ireland. It’s quirky graphic novel style weaves stark urban reality with the mythic underworld. Against this grim backdrop the young hero, Frank Sparrow, must endure dangers and trials, overcome weakness, find love and face death.

A uniquely modern legend, Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? reinvents the hero’s journey for the 21st Century and propels its audience through the dangerous streets of Stab City and into the dark underworld of change and transformation.

About

Style Drama
Length full length
Cast 1 female, 4 male
Can accommodate a larger cast without doubling
Cast age 16 to 18, 18+
Audience age teen, young adult, adult
Publisher Playlab

Watch

Australian playwright Angela Betzien talks about her inspirations for ‘Where in the World is Frank Sparrow?

Teacher resources

USQ Artsworx http://artsworx.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/WhereWorldFrankSparrowTeachersNotes.pdf

Graffiti Theatre Company http://graffiti.ie/productions/2012-2/where-in-the-world-is-frank-sparrow

Reviews and articles

Colette Sheridan Irish Examiner http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/artsfilmtv/down-under-take-on-underworld-209872.html

Zoe Pleasants  BMA Magazine http://www.bmamag.com/articles/features/20141020-where-world-frank-sparrow/

Links

Graffiti Theatre Company http://graffiti.ie/productions/2012-2/where-in-the-world-is-frank-sparrow

Canberra Youth Theatre http://cytc.net/productions/346-october

University of Southern Queensland http://usq.edu.au/news-events/News/2014/05/frank-sparrow

Christiane Nowak http://www.christianenowak.com/?p=1031

 

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