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No One Understands Me: Teen Diary Readings


When Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” what he was really talking about was being a teenager. Parents, pimples, first loves, first sex, first mistakes … The teen years can make or break a person forever.

Join Marieke Hardy (‘The Book Show’, Women of Letters), Nick Coyle (Pig Island, Me Pregnant!) Justin Heazlewood (the Bedroom Philosopher) and others as they read excerpts from their own personal archives of angst and ecstasy – their diaries.

Hosted by Virginia Gay.


Justin Heazlewood

Justin Heazlewood is one of Australia’s most versatile storytellers. Music and comedy fans know him best as the ARIA award-nominated Bedroom Philosopher, a moniker under which Heazlewood has released several albums of incisive, brutally funny and often heartbreaking songs. Heazlewood is also a wr... Read more

Marieke Hardy

Marieke Hardy was born on or around the set of The Sullivans and has remained in the media ever since. From inauspicious beginnings as a lisping child actor in The Henderson Kids II, the granddaughter of Frank Hardy has both appeared in and written for many Australian dramas, from Something in the A... Read more

Virginia Gay

Virginia Gay is a performer for stage and television. Virginia graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2005. She spent three years pretending to be a nurse on Chanel Seven’s All Saints, six months pretending to be Julia Gillard in the Sydney Theatre Company’s Wharf Re... Read more

Nick Coyle

Nick Coyle is a writer and theatre-maker who lives in Sydney.

Nick’s plays include Rommy, Hammerhead (is dead), and Kittenbone Bridge. He is one third of the theatre troupe Pig Island, whose shows include Simply Fancy and The Glass Boat.


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