Change starts in your own backyard.
A brave and powerful contemporary drama that invites us to peak over the suburban fence and take a good hard look at ourselves.
Early one morning we meet ‘Woman’, awoken by the sound of heavy bulldozers and splintering wood as the boundary fence between neighbouring properties is pulled down in order for her neighbour to start redevelopment. Now there’s no fence. There’s no privacy. She can see straight into his kitchen window - and she's afraid of what she can see.
Told over the course of a year, we observe one woman’s journey as she navigates council red tape, inconsiderate builders, and the emotional turmoil and moral dilemma she experiences when she eventually becomes a witness to domestic violence and abuse.
Based on personal experience, Fleur Murphy crafts a familiar, visceral world where suburban noir meets domestic superhero - exploring the complexities of courage and duty, and the dark depths of the psyche when we feel like we’ve failed others and ourselves.
Writer: Fleur Murphy
Director: Alice Darling
Dramaturge: Susanne Porter
Domestic Violence Advisor: Sheridon Byrne
The initial research and script development of The Fence has been proudly supported by Moreland City Council through the 2020 Flourish: Arts Recovery Grant program.
This play is currently in development.