Final Placement

Monday, 4 March 2019 to Saturday, 9 March 2019
Adelaide Fringe

An unexpected reunion leads to the ultimate test of professional boundaries between a social worker and her client.

On a hot and humid Friday afternoon in a Tulsa, Oklahoma welfare office, social worker Mary Hanson is planning a much-needed weekend break when she is interrupted by the sudden appearance of Luellen James, a young mother whose son has been removed by child welfare services. Luellen’s determination to win back her son leads to the ultimate test of professional boundaries between social worker and client. Premiering at the internationally renowned Humana Festival of New American Plays, this one-act play by award-winning American writer, Ara Watson, reflects on the contentious nature of the child welfare system and the emotional toll it takes on all involved. SPEECHBOX Theatre Productions are excited to debut Final Placement at the 2019 Adelaide Fringe Festival!


SPEECHBOX Theatre Productions was formed in 2018 by Adelaide Casting Director, Louise Heesom, Actress/Singer/Producer, Eva Frick and Actress/Writer/Content Creator, Payton Hogan. Together, we tell stories. Stories designed to inspire, provoke, challenge and explore the wonderful complexity and frailty of the human condition in our contemporary world. Our actors’ performances are based on the teachings of Konstantin Stanislavski and Uta Hagen with a strong emphasis on pairing truthful human behaviour with the power of raw emotion. This authenticity in performance and style is a hallmark of SPEECHBOX Theatre Productions and a goal we remain deeply committed to.


Adults $23, Conc $18, Group (6+) $20, Cheap Tuesday $21
45 mins

Written by: Ara Watson
Featuring: Eva Frick and Payton Hogan
Directed by: Louise Heesom
Lighting Designer: Stephen Dean
Lighting Operator: Aliscia Dowell

Monday, 4 March 2019 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, 5 March 2019 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, 6 March 2019 - 6:00pm
Thursday, 7 March 2019 - 6:00pm
Friday, 8 March 2019 - 6:00pm
Saturday, 9 March 2019 - 6:00pm

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