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Fierce

Jane e Thompson’s play tracks the career of Suzie Flack, a gifted Australian Rules player who achieves her lifelong dream.

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Fierce

Date: 13 Feb 2019

What if a woman was drafted in the men’s AFL?

This is the question at the heart of Jane e Thompson’s play Fierce, which tracks the career of Suzie Flack, an extraordinarily talented Australian Rules Football player who achieves her lifelong dream of being drafted to play alongside her male counterparts in the AFL.

Thompson’s raw but imaginative play explores the impact of this success on Flack and on her family, her relationships, her team and the sport as a whole.

Thompson says: “I wanted to pit Suzie Flack against the men, because we are pitted against men. This work is not a case for women competing against men in sport; rather it seeks to reposition our view — not of what’s possible, but what’s imaginable.

“Flack is a female protagonist who lives outside binary gender stereotyping, who is subject not object, who lives through her body as a professional footballer playing with the men. She wants acceptance and respect, not as a woman but as a human. This comes at a significant cost.”

Janine Watson directs this Sydney premiere. Zelman Cressey-Gladwin, Stacey Duckworth, Martin Jacobs, Felix Johnson, Chantelle Jamieson, Lauren Richardson and Andrew Shaw feature.

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