Title: Prize Fighter
Author: Fidel, Future D.
\"Could it be that Brisbane has just witnessed the world premiere of the most perfectly structured, brilliantly produced and best-acted new play seen in this town in, well, living memory probably?\" The Australian, 2015
THEMES: War, Loss, Refugees, Trauma
CHARACTER AGES: 10 - 60
LENGTH: 1 Hour
CAST SIZE: 5 - 6 Cast Members
TARGET AUDIENCE: Adult
PLAYWRIGHT: Future D. Fidel
Synopsis: A talented young boxer, Isa, is preparing for the biggest fight of his career. On the line is the national title and the promise of fame and riches beyond his wildest dreams. What unfolds is a modern-day fable of a Congolese boy orphaned by war and forced to become a child soldier by the very people who killed his family. His powerful left hook offers a new life in Australia, but his greatest obstacle is not his opponent its his past.
Future D. Fidel writes with the undeniable force of authenticity. Fleeing the Congo as a child, he lived in a Tanzanian refugee camp for eight years before being granted refugee status in Australia. Prize Fighter is inspired by his own story and those of people he has known.
Production History: Prize Fighter was first produced by La Boite and Brisbane Festival as part of Brisbane Festival 2015, premiering at the Roundhouse theatre on the 9th of September 2015.
Publication date: 01/02/2016
Publishing status: AU Dropshipping