Advanced Screening is a romantic drama written specifically for teenagers and their families about the issues and problems that come up when young and inexperienced people are in serious relationships. The narrative is a fast paced episode based story revolving around a group of friends in year 12 on the verge of finishing school as they deal with the minefield of the future and their relationships after school.
A Markwell favourite, Advanced Screening has been staged over five times in various incarnations. There are currently two versions of the published script - one which uses thematic film genres to explore teenage relationships, and another which employs a bigger cast and substitutes the 'film trailers' for intimate monologues.
All variations have one thing in common - a genuine insight into love, loss and change at the age of 17.
Written & directed by Brad Jennings and Steven Maxwell.
In-schools touring season (2014) featured one portable screen.
Performer: Brad Jennings.
The Loft Season at QUT Kelvin Grove (2005) featured three walls of large-scale projection.
Presented at The Judith Wright Centre in October.
Presented at The Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse in May.
Supported by Arts Queensland.
First Markwell Presents Production. Premiered in October 2002 at The Dance North Theatre in Townsville.
The show was commended as the most outstanding project for 2002 by the Thuringowa RADF committee.