In a drought-stricken town, a group of daughters run away from their homes and meet up in a paddock beneath a dead tree.
Their worried and disappointed mothers converge in one house.
They're haunted by their unhappy pasts and stunted by bleak futures. Perhaps they are inextricably linked to the dry, cracked earth, for when the sky finally breaks, so do they - and the future looks just that little bit brighter.
Raindance was written as an end of year performance for an all-female year twelve drama class in 2002, while Mellor was a student. It was written to complement and showcase each performer's characterisation skills.