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“They told me I’d be getting sick, but actually I’m just getting awesome.”

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.


Written by playwright Carolyn Burns, STICK is a raw, honest, sensitive and at times painfully funny account of the turmoil of emotions experienced by a teenage girl when diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease.


Writer Caroyn Burns, director Martha Goddard and performer Emma Campbell talk about the writing and making of STICK below.


Emma Campbell as Louise (Read an interview with Emma, here)

Directed by Martha Goddard (Read an interview with Martha, here)

From the original monologue STICK by Carolyn Burns (Read an interview with Carolyn, here)

Producer: Dan Prichard
Cinematographer: Ross Giardina
Editor: Rocky Amaranto
Sound Designer: Lawrence Horne
Composer: Nick Alexander

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STICK was made as part of THE VOICES PROJECT from the Australian Theatre for Young People (atyp) and was funded through the generous support of The Graeme Wood Foundation. Watch more of THE VOICES PROJECT films, here.

Writer Carolyn Burns, actor Emma Campbell and director Martha Goddard on the set of STICK