First produced by Australian Theatre for Young People 2009, director Amy Hardingham.
Revised version premiered at Kansas State
University Manhattan Kansas 2015, directed by Jennifer Vellenga.
Shortlisted Best New Australian Play for Young Audiences Australian Writers Guild 2010.
Breathe in deep, can ya smell it? Smell of bus seats. Vinyl and sweat. Nothing nowhere beats that. See the yellow bus? That’s where we was born. Bustown. A junked paradise of worn tyres and scrap metal, far away from the land of Otherness.
Enjoying the safety of their junkyard town, the people of Bustown happily wait for The Driver to return. But Axel and Cressida can’t stop thinking about Otherness. With a chain of keys in close reach, how long will they continue to wait?
A vibrant exploration of small town life, Bustown questions the desperate move young people make to the city and the impact it has on the people and places they leave behind.
Workshopped by Inscription and at ACT San Francisco, produced by
Hunter High School of Performing Arts 2015, Kansas State University 2015, Act Out Teenage Performance Ensemble, Brunel University
London 2012, Brisbane Girls Grammar 2012, Newtown High School of Performing Arts 2011, Australian Theatre for Young People 2009,
Forest Youth Theatre 2005, The NSW State Junior Drama Ensemble 2004.