In the city a bomb explodes. The shock waves spread out until everyone is on edge, waiting for the next explosion. Through this wary city Amor walks. All he has to do is act normally. But today, nothing is normal.

A masterful, non-naturalistic ensemble piece, I Call My Brothers is Khemiri’s personal response to a notorious suicide bombing in Stockholm. This acclaimed Swedish play for young adult audiences will enjoy its Australian premiere at MTC before touring throughout regional Victoria directly into schools.

Recommended for Year 10 and over.

This play is on the VCE Drama Playlist Unit 3.

Cast & Crew

Alice Ansara

Alice Ansara


Ray Chong Nee

Ray Chong Nee


Joana Pires

Joana Pires


Osamah Sami

Osamah Sami



Nadja Kostich


Marg Horwell

Marg Horwell

Set & Costume Designer

Rachel Burke

Rachel Burke

Lighting Designer

Darrin Verhagen

Darrin Verhagen

Sound Designer

News & Reviews


‘An imaginative, open-ended and thought-provoking play’

The Australian

‘Nadja Kostich directs with sensitivity and pace’

The Age

‘Superbly presented’

Stage Whispers

Inspired, hilarious, touching and surprising.

The New Yorker

Stunningly funny, ominously good.

New York Magazine

The goal is to blend in. The goal is to become invisible. There. Now you’re ready.

Act 1, Scene 4


School Bookings

Performance Dates and Times

Bookings for this production have now closed.

Teachers’ Notes are available to download.

  • Thursday 16, 23 and 30 April: 1.30pm and 7pm
  • Friday 17 and 24* April, and 1 May: 1.30pm and 7pm
  • Monday 20* and 27* April: 1.30pm
  • Tuesday 21 and 28 April: 1.30pm and 7pm
  • Wednesday 22 and 29* April: 7pm

*These performances have a pre-show talk

Pre-show Talks

  • Monday 20 April: 11.30am
  • Friday 24 April: 11.30am
  • Monday 27 April: 11.30am
  • Wednesday 29 April: 5pm

Regional Tour

I Call My Brothers will also tour to schools with Regional Arts Victoria from 4 – 15 May, to Geelong Performing Arts Centre on 18 May and to Launceston College, Tasmania on 20 May.
For RAV bookings, contact
For GPAC bookings, contact
For Launceston College enquiries, contact

Warning: This play includes some coarse language, references to terrorism and strong themes including violence/crime. Schools are advised to consult with MTC and/or RAV before booking this show if they are concerned about its suitability for their students. Information about selecting learning resources are provided by DEECD.

Attendance Information

  • Recommended for 15 years and older
  • Contains some coarse language