A fictional play inspired by true events that occurred in a south western NSW town. A group of kids battle with their local council to get a skatepark built in their home town of Narragindi. In the midst of this struggle they are forced to deal with the sudden death of one of their friends. Ultimately, after being galvanised into making one last effort, they meet with success. The skatepark is built and the local youth find a renewed sense of pride and self esteem. (1 Act, 9 men, 5 women)
Debra Oswald is a Sydney-based playwright and author. She began writing as a teenager and her first play was workshopped at the Australian National Playwrights Conference when she was 17. Since then she has made her living as a writer for film, television, stage and radio as well as publishing a number of novels for children. Her plays include: Dags, which has had many productions both in Australia and overseas; Sweet Road, Gary's House, Mr Bailey's Minder, The Peach Season and the award-winning Skate which toured to Belfast in 2005. Her television credits include Palace of Dreams, Bananas in Pyjamas, Police Rescue and The Secret Life of Us; and her children's novels include: Me and Barry Terrific, The Return of the Baked Bean, The Redback Leftovers and The Fifth Quest.