CHARACTERS

Main characters

- Jessica

- Frederick

- Kiri

- Eva

- Michael

- Jack

Other characters

- Mary (Frederick's mother)

- Daniel (Frederick's father)

- Anthony (Kiri's boyfriend)

- John (Anthony's friend)

- Claire (Jessica's friend)

- Thomas (Jessica's friend)

- Ches (Michael's wife)

- Mia (Jack's mother)

- Greg (Eva's husband)

- Sofia (Eva's friend)

No Set, no lights

Lights come on all cast kneeling center stage, heads down

Each character lifts their head while saying their line, then lowers it again

Jessica: Domestic Violence - violent or aggressive behaviour within the home

Frederick: 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime

Kiri: More than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes every year

Eva: Men are victims of nearly 3 million physical assaults in the US

Michael: 5 million children witness domestic violence each year in the US

Jack: Almost half of female and male victims of rape in the US were raped by an acquaintance

times more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol

Jessica: 1 in 5 women in the US has been raped in their lifetime

Fredrick: 1 in 4 women will experience … continues, overlapping Eva and the others

Eva: Men are victims of nearly … continues, overlapping Michael and the others

Michael: 5 million children … continues, overlapping other

All cast repeat their line, overlapping each other increasing volume

Lights off