War Crimes


What do you do when your country is at war, your town is at war, your friends are at war and there’s a war inside your head? You run.
One morning Jade wakes bruised and bleeding on the beach.  She thinks she’s alone, that no one will know, but someone was watching from the cave above the cliffs.
Set in a forgotten coastal town, War Crimes tells the gripping story of six teenage girls who have fallen through the gaping cracks of society, fighting to earn their respect and leave their mark by whatever means possible; lest we forget.


“Whether she’s a Queenslander or a Victorian now, Angela Betzien’s work is phenomenal. Her ear for dialogue and the way her young characters blast audiences from their comfort zones make her plays rich, dark and disturbing. It was thrilling seeing War Crimes with its cast of five women directed by Leticia Caceres.”

Katherine Lyle Watson, Performing Arts Blog, Ourbrisbane.com, February, 2010.


Writer: Angela Betzien
Director: Leticia Caceres
Composer: Pete Goodwin (The Sweats)
Designer: Tanya Beer
Lighting Designer: Lisa Mibus
Producer: Laura Milke Garner (Milke Performance Industries)
Actors: Candy Bowers, Jodie Le Vesconte, Jacinta Yelland, Naomi Rukavina, Melanie Zanetti.

Past Seasons

Regional Schools tour, August 1-12, 2011
Victorian College of Arts, August 16-18, 2011