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Is This Thing On? by Zoe Coombs Marr

sub1 THEMES: Comedy, Identity, Growth

CHARACTER AGES: 16, 22, 27, 35, 60br>

LENGTH: 1.5 Hours
Cast Size
CAST SIZE: 5 - 6 Cast Members
Target Audience
   PLAYWRIGHT: Zoe Coombs Marr
$ 39.95
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Brianna is a stand-up comedian. This is her life: an unfortunate name, a boring childhood, slow self-realisation, a late coming-out. Drink. Standing in smelly rooms with strange men who all tell the same jokes. Vomiting on stage. Carrying on anyway. Is there a reason? Probably not — just a way of coping with your own mediocrity. Whose life is this anyway?

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"The script itself is hilarious — both in the good comedy and in the well-executed comedy failure — and perfectly crafted, with every piece of narrative from the five performances slotting into place." – Daily Review 

" extraordinary thing." - The Australian 

"Laugh-out-loud funy." - Sydney Morning Herald


Is This Thing On? was first produced by Belvoir, premiering downstairs at the Belvoir Street Theatre on October 4, 2014.

Published as part of Downstairs at Belvoir — Volume 2 alongside Cinderella by Matthew Whittet and This Heaven by Nakkiah Lui

ISBN: 978 1 925338 20 1



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