The Soul Miner by Ray Swann


Here’s a couple of resources for teachers and students intending to see the one-man play The Soul Miner by Ray Swann, as part of the VCAA’s VCE Unit 3 Drama playlist this year. The Soul Miner has had several previous performance runs and has twice been listed on a VCE playlist before. This work was on both the 2004 VCE Drama playlist and the 2007 VCE Theatre Studies playlist.

I saw The Soul Miner back in 2004 and thought it was a wonderful example of simple stagecraft, strong acting (Swann), a moving storyline and excellent use of non-naturalism. Highly recommended.

Brief plot synopsis
Performance review (The Age) March 2004

1 Response

  1. Lisa says:

    I will be starting my Masters in Teaching at Melbourne Univeristy next week and as I am from the UK I would really like to get hold of the plays that are used in the Curriculum

    The Soul Miner
    Beneath the floorboards
    Lloyd Beckham Beekeeper
    Six Characters in search of an author
    A commercial Farce

    Do you know where I can buy these new or second hand, so that I can do some reading up!

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