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Markwell Presents

Cinematic Theatre Company

Markwell Presents is a theatre company based in Brisbane, Australia. Since 2002, we have been the leading voice in Cinematic Theatre for secondary schools.

Advanced Screening Script

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Advanced Screening Script


One of Markwell's most popular youth scripts, in two different versions.


Original Version:
Advanced Screening is a romantic drama written specifically for teenagers and their families about the issues that arise when young and inexperienced people are in serious relationships. This version of the play has transitions that are based on movie preview conventions - each couple is given a movie genre to stylistically portray their struggles.


2010 Version:
This is the latest version of Advanced Screening based on the production we staged at the Powerhouse in 2010. Features two new characters, and new intimate monologues (replacing the stylised movie genre conventions).

The narrative is a fast paced episodic story revolving around a group of friends in year 12. On the verge of finishing school, they have to deal with the minefield of the their future, and their relationships.


Both versions include cinematic theatre reference and teaching notes.

Written by Brad Jennings and Steven Maxwell

Characters: 8 (original), 10 (2010 version)
Suitable for: yr10-12 drama class (low level coarse language)
Styles: Realism, Youth Theatre

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Copyright Markwell Presents 2016. Background image from 'Spill' (2014).