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Exit Wounds

Sam doesn't know who she wants to be when she grows up, besides safe holding her girlfriend's hand in public.

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Exit Wounds

Date: 26 Aug 2019

Sam doesn’t know who she wants to be when she grows up, besides relatively happy, and hopefully safe holding her girlfriend’s hand in public.

Which would be fine, if she wasn’t 23, an unapologetic disaster with a self-destructive streak, and suddenly staring down her own mortality while the three people she cares about most stand right in her blast radius.

Exit Wounds is a dark comic drama about grief, love, and identity, centred on a young woman whose life takes a startling turn.

Lara Balken (director/writer/actor) says: “There’s a notable absence of roles in theatre for women in their 20s, particularly queer women, and Exit Wounds is in many ways a response to that. I wanted to write characters who feel genuinely contemporary, and let the women be messy in a way that’s still almost unheard of in theatre.”

Balken also directs and features in the cast alongside Ilya Ilyashyk as Zach, Chrissy Mae Valentine and Sam Martin.

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