Features of Blown Youth
A collaboration with rock musician Kim Salmon, Features of Blown Youth is about those with plenty of time and little else. Into a shared house of urban twenty-somethings enters a very dangerous landlord and everyone’s world explodes in a raw, provocative and ultimately violent drama.
"The sharp, sometimes shattering Features Of Blown Youth may not be an overtly political play but, in its culmination of detail and debris, it manages to pack an almighty punch. Features Of Blown Youth is brilliant theatre."
Bryce Hallett, The Australian
"This is a powerful work given an excellent production...The end is almost sickeningly bleak… this is genuinely disturbing theatre. See it if you can."
Helen Thompson, The Age
Text - Raimondo Cortese
Director - Adriano Cortese
Performers - Arthur Angel, Kris Bidenko, Beth Buchanan, Zoe Burton, Tess Masters, Patrick Moffatt, Robert Morgan, Torquil Neilson
Set Designer - Dan Potra
Costume Designer - Ina Shanahan
Lighting Designer - Lisa Trewin
Composer/Musician - Kim Salmon
Stage Manager - Robert Daoud
Production Manager - Cathy Reid
Administrator and Project Manager - Chris Dupé
Photo credits - Jane Burton
– Theater am Halleschen Ufer, Theater der Welt Festival, Berlin
1999 – Performance Space, Sydney
– Economiser Building, Melbourne International Arts Festival
Features of Blown Youth has been supported by the Australian Government through its arts funding and advisory body the Australia Council for the Arts; The Victorian Government through Arts Victoria, the Melbourne International Festival of the Arts; The City of Melbourne; The Performance Space; Performing Lines
Features of Blown Youth by Raimondo Cortese, Red Door Publications, Australian Plays.org
Features of Blown Youth by Raimondo Cortese in Melbourne Stories: Three Plays, Currency Press 2000