MTC’s annual Cybec Electric play reading series celebrates theatre in its essence: great stories, electric writing and brilliant acting all working to ignite the audience’s imagination. With scripts in hand, professional actors present new works-in-progress with the assistance of directors and dramaturgs.

Established to create opportunities for playwrights to increase their skills and experience, the stories developed through Cybec Electric reflect the here and the now. The series is a rare opportunity for audiences to be part of the important development stage of new Australian plays. A number of the plays featured in Cybec Electric have gone on to receive full scale productions at MTC and theatre companies nationwide. Continuing this trend, in 2018 MTC will be presenting one of the 2017 Cybec Electric plays, Jean Tong’s Hungry Ghosts as part of its Education Program.

Cybec Electric 2018 will take place at Southbank Theatre from 1 to 3 March. You can view the line-up here.

You can view past seasons of Cybec Electric via the links below

Cybec Electric 2017
Cybec Electric 2016
Cybec Electric 2015
Cybec Electric 2014

Cybec Electric is generously supported by The Cybec Foundation.