Promotional image for “Trophy Boys”, playing at Seymour Centre shows 4 actors in a school photo set holding a sign that says ' St Imperium Div.1 Interschool Debating Team 2024'.
Soft Tread and Seymour Centre in association with The Maybe Pile present

Trophy Boys (School Shows)

19 Jun - 25 Jun 2024

It’s the biggest night of the Academic calendar, the Grand Finale of the Year 12 Interschool Debating Tournament, the all-boys team from St Imperium College are ready to ‘totally annihilate’ their sister school until …

Performed by a female and non-binary cast, the show unfolds in real-time as the boys are locked in a classroom for their one-hour prep, forced to argue that ‘feminism has failed women’.

Aspiring future PM and brainiac scholarship kid Owen, joins soft boy-jock, Jared, dopey lawyer’s son, Scott, and nerdy enigma, David, to come up with a case that will win them the debate and save them from getting cancelled.

What begins as a humorous satire on insecure adolescent masculinity quickly shifts into a powerful interrogation of toxic masculinity, misogyny, and homophobia. Trophy Boys is a timely black comedy about power, privilege, and high school debating. Perfect for teachers and students examining how we navigate and negotiate the impacts of today’s culture on young people.

A short post-show Q&A follows each performance.

If you are a teacher looking to make a school booking for this event, please contact our Box Office directly via phone (02 7255 1561) or email (schoolbookings@seymour.sydney.edu.au).

 

Image credit: Ben Andrews

For evening performances and group ticket pricing click here. 

"Trophy Boys uses clowning techniques to explore relevant issues that both young women and men experience in high schools today. I also think it is an excellent text for any senior Drama student to explore physical ideas for their GDP and IP but also for English Studies or Standard English students as it is a key Australian but also a universal narrative that unfortunately currently shapes our world."
Jaelithe Gherasim, CAPA Leader of Learning at Nagle College
“As a teenager, it’s very rare to see anyone able to accurately represent the environment that surrounds me every day – whether that be the good parts or the bad.”
ATYP

Tickets
$25 per student and teacher. One teacher free per 10 students; $25 for each additional teacher.

Payment
Find out how our school bookings process works. Full payment for this event is due by Wed 8 March 2024. 

Curriculum links
Suitable for students in years 11 to 12:

Stage 6 Preliminary English, Drama, Society and Culture, and Life Ready
Stage 6 HSC English, Drama, Society and Culture, and Life Ready

Detailed curriculum links can be found here. 

Find the script on Playlab here. 

Your visit
Find out how to get here, where to eat and when to arrive.
Find out about our COVID-Safe measures.

Risk assessment
Find our 2024 risk assessment information here.

Writer Emmanuelle Mattana
Director Marni Mount
Producer Soft Tread
Designer Ben Andrews
Lighting Designer Katie Sfetkidis
Stage Manager Caitie Murphy
Cast Leigh Lule, Emmanuelle Mattana, Gaby Seow and Fran Sweeney-Nash

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. Find out more about our safety measures for the general public and our safety measures for school groups.

Reginald Theatre

Wed 19 Jun 11am
Tue 25 Jun 11am

70 minutes (no interval). Plus post-show Q&A with the director and cast.

School Student $25
Teacher $25*

If you are a teacher looking to make a school booking for this event, please contact our Box Office directly via phone (02 7255 1561) or email (schoolbookings@seymour.sydney.edu.au).

$6 transaction fee applies for general public bookings. No transaction fee applies for school bookings. 

*One teacher free per 10 students; $25 for each additional teacher. 

 

Recommended for ages 14+ contains adult themes and sexual references. Photography and filming prohibited.

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Reginald Theatre

Wed 19 Jun 11am
Tue 25 Jun 11am

70 minutes (no interval). Plus post-show Q&A with the director and cast.

School Student $25
Teacher $25*

If you are a teacher looking to make a school booking for this event, please contact our Box Office directly via phone (02 7255 1561) or email (schoolbookings@seymour.sydney.edu.au).

$6 transaction fee applies for general public bookings. No transaction fee applies for school bookings. 

*One teacher free per 10 students; $25 for each additional teacher. 

 

Recommended for ages 14+ contains adult themes and sexual references. Photography and filming prohibited.

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Tickets
$25 per student and teacher. One teacher free per 10 students; $25 for each additional teacher.

Payment
Find out how our school bookings process works. Full payment for this event is due by Wed 8 March 2024. 

Curriculum links
Suitable for students in years 11 to 12:

Stage 6 Preliminary English, Drama, Society and Culture, and Life Ready
Stage 6 HSC English, Drama, Society and Culture, and Life Ready

Detailed curriculum links can be found here. 

Find the script on Playlab here. 

Your visit
Find out how to get here, where to eat and when to arrive.
Find out about our COVID-Safe measures.

Risk assessment
Find our 2024 risk assessment information here.

Writer Emmanuelle Mattana
Director Marni Mount
Producer Soft Tread
Designer Ben Andrews
Lighting Designer Katie Sfetkidis
Stage Manager Caitie Murphy
Cast Leigh Lule, Emmanuelle Mattana, Gaby Seow and Fran Sweeney-Nash

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. Find out more about our safety measures for the general public and our safety measures for school groups.

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