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The Scene Project

The Scene Project is Queensland Theatre’s largest Education offering, encouraging drama students throughout the state to engage in the creative process of performance, from rehearsal through to presentation. Each year a playwright pens a new work and the participating drama groups are tasked with the challenge of creating their own unique 15-minute version of the play. During the rehearsal phase, Queensland Theatre artists visit the participating schools to facilitate workshops.

The Scene Project is about collaboration, acknowledging students and teachers as artists, building confidence and encouraging live performance in a professional space and manner. The project concludes with local schools coming together in a professional theatre venue to share their performance. On this day, a cast of professional Queensland Theatre actors also present a full interpretation of the play (under the same ‘minimalist’ parameters that schools have), providing young artists and their teachers with new ways of making and shaping texts that can be taken into their classrooms.

The Scene Project’s script for 2023 was written by award winning playwright, Steve Pirie (Return to the Dirt, Escape From the Breakup Forest, Motive and City Hearts Loves You). Steve’s play, A Thousand Points From Zero, explores the connectedness of living lives in the metaverse, and what could be awaiting us just over the virtual horizon. A work of late capitalistic joy fused with a Choose Your Own Adventure novel, A Thousand Points from Zero is a jet-black comedy. This is a story that isn’t a dystopian warning, but one that jumps into the logical conclusions already made by the interference of Big Tech on young people's neurochemistry and the commodification of the human experience today.

The Scene Project 2023

The Scene Project’s script for 2023 was written by award winning playwright, Steve Pirie (Return to the Dirt, Escape From the Breakup Forest, Motive and City Hearts Loves You).

Steve’s play, A Thousand Points From Zero, explores the connectedness of living lives in the metaverse, and what could be awaiting us just over the virtual horizon. A work of late capitalistic joy fused with a Choose Your Own Adventure novel, A Thousand Points from Zero is a jet-black comedy. This is a story that isn’t a dystopian warning, but one that jumps into the logical conclusions already made by the interference of Big Tech on young people's neurochemistry and the commodification of the human experience today.