EXTINCTION by Hannie Rayson

A seemingly simple story about saving the Tiger Quoll from extinction that contains a complex critique of ‘heroes vs villains’ narratives, highlighting those narratives unsuitability for the modern world.This play deals with a wide variety of possibly interrelated extinctions: the extinction of the Tiger Quoll; the impending threat of global warming and the extinction of humanity; the extinction of white picket fence monogamous heterosexual life partnerships; the extinction of didactic concepts of good and evil.These are just some of the themes that this play subtly mines.

This workshop will provoke questions and give young audiences the tools to explore individual answers to the play and how to tackle the next phase of life on this planet.

“Perhaps extinction is just part of the cycle of life”