MKA’s Double Feature is a riotous tirade – two new Australian plays smashed together in one evening for your edification and enjoyment – directed by MKA Creative Director John Kachoyan and MKA Resident Director Kat Henry.

by Tobias Manderson-Galvin
Directed by John Kachoyan

At the edges of a remote penal colony, a cut-purse, a priest, and an indigenous refugee flee their captors in an uneasy truce. Through a trail of blood, dust and fire they’ll find that hunger powers the strangest of dreams. A post-punk prison fantasy.

Lord Willing & the Creek Don’t Rise
by Morgan Rose
Directed by Kat Henry

A broken kitchen-sink drama of carnivals and carnivores. In a booze-soaked city, families and homes lie devastated by a hellcat storm. But one couple has stuck it out and now Earl, unemployed and blues-sick, wants to do something romantic. He might just have her for dinner. An almost true story of human cannibalism.

MKA brings Lord Willing & The Creek Don’t Rise to the stage after its 2014 NEON UP LATE reading.

Sunday 17 May
Australian Gothic
MKA with Professor Ken Gelder

News & Reviews


A blinding example of the talent found on Melbourne’s local art scene

Arts Review

The cast are superb.

Time Out (on Lord Willing and the Creek Don't Rise)

MKA’s Double Feature kicks off the MTC NEON season with a bang.


A steamy wasteland that thrives under Kat Henry’s bold and impressionistic direction … Kevin Keirnan-Molloy is mesmerising

The Age

About MKA

Founded in 2010, MKA: Theatre of New Writing is Australia’s premier new writing performance company. With a current focus on queer, radical & South East Asian work, MKA is a champion for new and emerging performance writers. The company prides itself on providing opportunities for all manner of artists and non-artists.

In 2014, amongst a dozen major productions, MKA launched HYPRTXT, a festival of new writing and performance; produced a series of late night events at MTC’s NEON Festival; partnered with Darebin Arts in presenting MKA: Richard II for Melbourne Fringe; and produced the critically acclaimed sell-out production of The Trouble with Harry by Lachlan Philpott as part of Melbourne Festival.

Set Designer House of Vnholy
Costume Designer Daniel Harvey
Costume Assistant Romy Sweetnam
Lighting Designer Amelia Lever-Davidson
Sound Designers Liam Barton (Lucky), SS.Sebastian (Lord Willing & the Creek Don’t Rise)
Assistant Director Robert Johnson (Lucky)
Producer Celeste Markwell
Production Manager Jennifer Taylor
Production Assistant Joseph Gardner
Stage Manager Ketura Budd (Lucky), Kate Brennan (Lord Willing & the Creek Don’t Rise)
Business Manager Corey Reynolds
Media Assistant Xavier O’Shannessy
Cultural Consultant Tiriki Onus (Lucky)
Cast includes Johnny Carr, Mathew Cooper, Jan Friedl, Kevin Kiernan-Molloy, Devon Lang Wilton, Morgan Maguire, Peter Paltos

Attendance Information

  • Recommended for 15 years and older
  • These productions contain coarse language, adult themes, strobe lighting, smoke effects, nudity and loud noises