As anyone with a Facebook account knows, the word 'friend' has a slightly different meaning on the site. Facebook friends can be anyone who's not a total stranger, from actual real-life friends to people you hate but want to stalk/stalk you.
FONY 2013 is a play about those people. Written by Courthouse ARTS directors Ross Mueller and Georgina Capper, FONY 2013 explores the way social media has turned schoolyard bullying into something that no longer stops when the bell rings at the end of the day.
"If you've ever been to school or if you've ever used the internet, you will relate to this play," Ross said in an interview with Forte Mag. So if you're reading this right now, that definitely includes you.
Courthouse ARTS is an arts company for young people, and the FONY 2013 actors are mostly just out of school themselves. After premiering in Geelong, the play will be making its Sydney debut with the Australian Theatre for Young People at Walsh Bay.