THE VOICES PROJECT are a series of 8 short monologue films exploring writing and performance for theatre and film, devised and produced for the Australian Theatre for Young People by Dan Prichard. Taking the monologue form as their starting point, and retaining a full theatrical text as their core, the films represent an extraordinary panorama of new Australian writing, performing and directing talent.

In THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE, 17 year old Charlie struggles to find the words to be true to himself…and his best friend.

Written and performed by Kim Ho and directed by Laura Scrivano, THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE is a wry, sensitive and moving account of a young man coming to terms with his sexuality and facing a life-changing decision.

Find out more at THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE website.

‘Amazing!’ Stephen Fry

‘This is amazing’ Ellen DeGeneres


In a local support group, Louise shares a darkly comic perspective on what’s it like to be a teenage girl with Crohn’s Disease. Sometimes it’s easier to reveal yourself to strangers.  

Directed by Martha Goddard, starring Emma Campbell, written by Carolyn Burns. Find out more, here.

‘This is weirdly wonderful’ Hank Green.


After a night with the girl of his dreams, Michael has a story to tell. And a favour to ask. Written by Georgia Symons.

Directed by James Hartley and James Shepherd. Written by Georgia Symons. Starring Claudio Trovato.

‘A short you can’t take your eyes off’ Short Of The Week.


Sam puts everything into his work. Everything.

Tom Stokes stars, Stephen McCallum directs, from a monologue by Brooke Robinson.


Dana has learned to be silent. She doesn’t want to talk about that night. But when her best friend lies about the tragic accident, she decides she has something to say. 

Laura Hopkinson performs the monologue BOOT, by playwright Joanna Erskine, directed by Laura Scrivano. The piece was later adapted by Joanna, working with Damien Power, for the film BOOT.


A moment’s reflection opens up a past secret love.

Directed by Laura Scrivano, Sam O’Sullivan performs an original monologue by Jessica Bellamy, the inspiration for the film BAT EYES.


10 actors, one rainy day, one city. What better way of kicking off a monologue project off than with the greatest monologue of them all?

Directed by Damien Power


Mia wants to drink more. Dance more. Sleep more. But could there be more to life than this?

Starring Airlie Dodds, directed by Melissa Anastasi and written by Melissa and Julia-Rose Lewis from Julia-Rose’s original monologue for stage, THIS FERAL LIFE is a lyrical, meditative look at life, loss and longing in a small country Australian town.

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