A notch on a bedhead. A tally on a whiteboard in a communal dining room.
NOTCH is a topical, important play about the ramifications of a horrifying incident during University O-Week.
A single mother waves her 17-year-old daughter goodbye in the supervised surrounds of an on-campus residence. This is her daughter’s chance for an education that will move her out of the poverty cycle.
But O-Week is no place for an innocent. There’s binge drinking, toga parties, spiked drinks and slut shaming.
NOTCH explores the aftermath of O-Week gone wrong. This is an urgent, fast-paced work that starts with humour, celebrating sexual freedom, and turns into a fierce, unflinching look at normative behaviour, pack mentality and peer influence.