Writer: Fleur Murphy
Director: Alice Darling
Dramaturge: Susanne Porter
Family & Domestic Violence Advisor: Sheridon Byrne
The Fence has been proudly supported by Moreland City Council through the 2020 Flourish: Arts Recovery Grant program.
She’s called the council on her annoying neighbour, I don’t know, how many times?
She doesn’t want him, the neighbour, to know that it was her.
But it was. It's obvious.
It couldn’t be anyone else.
She’s his neighbour.
What is is with men and their inability to finish a project? All she wants is a fucking fence! For him to finish his renovations and put a fucking fence back up between their houses - So she doesn’t have to see what he does.
What he does to his wife.
A play that examines the emotional turmoil and moral dilemma we can experience when we're a witness to domestic and family violence. We think there shouldn’t be one – a dilemma – that it’s pretty simple, just call the police. But fear can be stifling and can contort the most obvious of choices. Based on a personal experience, The Fence explores the complexities of courage and duty, and the dark depths of the psyche when we feel like we’ve failed others and ourselves.
This play is currently in development.