OUTLIERS includes the opening sections from Henrietta Bollinger’s playlet where a hip young character who uses a wheelchair directly addresses the audience ‘lecture style.’ Our protagonist categorises her lecture into body part headings, using these to educate her viewers on the transgressions of ‘bipeds’ and the misunderstandings they/we have of both her disability and her abilities.
As Bollinger says in her own synopsis: The play asks (and answers) some uninvited questions. Questions about disability, salvation, vodka and flash-cars. For anyone from Heidi to Stephen Hawking, here’s a small piece of one girl’s universe. Go ahead, you want the lot? Take it on.