Raw and Real.
Eight young people navigating high school and beyond, each struggling to hold on – to family, to friends, to a piece of themselves.
Perhaps you know them. The bubbly girl who keeps telling you she’s okay. The high achiever who’s suddenly so intense. The young teen with the fake Instagram account. The boy challenged by communication. Every single day they, and others, are working hard to keep it together. So hard, they don’t see their friends are struggling, too.
The action of Fragments takes place in the minds and hearts of an ordinary group of eight young people. Although set in Australia, their stories could take place anywhere.
The widely-acclaimed Fragments enjoyed a sell-out season at The Street Theatre in Canberra (October 2019). Excerpts of the play have also been shown in Victoria and New South Wales, with additional performances of selected monologues scheduled throughout 2020.
Speaking to the complexity and challenges of our lives today, this gripping new work is a must-see for young people and adults alike.
See The Street Theatre program here.
Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Trailer by Craig Alexander for The Street Theatre, Canberra (2019)
See photos from The Street Theatre’s production of Fragments.
Maura Pierlot is an award-winning author and playwright who hails from New York but has called Canberra home for nearly thirty years.
In 2016, Maura won the MPS Travel+Tours Award, Capital Arts Patrons’ Organisation to write a dramatic work on youth mental health, which has developed into Fragments.
That year she also won the SOLO Monologue Competition, Hothouse Theatre for her play, Tapping Out, which went on to receive three awards at Short+Sweet Sydney (2017).
More recently, Maura has been an Artist-in-Residence at Bundanon Trust and Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centres.