Surprise Party with Jem and Dead Max (2015-16)
Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship
2015 - Partial reading: Wheeler Centre "Next Big Thing" series, November
2016 - Development & Production details TBC
Fresh out of uni, Max has just died in a car crash. To celebrate, his good friend Jem invites him over for pasta, music, and a chance to chat about the good old days. As the stories flow, we travel with Jem and Max into their shared past – high school embarrassments and struggles; teenage nights that seemed to never end. But beneath all of their in-jokes and anecdotes, there's one story – one night – they never got a chance to talk about. Now, Max's death has forced Jem to tell her side of that story. You Can Tell Everybody But Me is playful on its surface, but mines the territory of painful secrets between friends, the "grey areas" of consent, and how to find closure on something you need to believe didn't happen.
This work is supported by the Wheeler Centre's Hot Desk Fellowship program. An excerpt of the work was read at the Wheeler Centre's Next Big Thing event on November 30th. To book: http://www.wheelercentre.com/events/hot-desk-edition-november