Rehearsed readings of excerpts from electric new works by Roshelle Fong, Blayne Welsh and Gideon D. Wilonja.
Mykei by Roshelle Fong
When people pleaser Janelle Wong’s partner brings home ‘Mykei’, a robotic therapy dog designed to help people live their best lives, Janelle is hopeful for a quick fix. But as she and Mykei get better acquainted, she begins to suspect the AI pooch has a bite much worse than its mechanised bark.
AIRCON by Blayne Welsh
Two unlikely lovers, Billy and James, find themselves comfortably trapped in a luxurious bunker thanks to a sudden rise in global temperature. Their dreams of starting a progressive queer family seem now at risk until a mysterious woman arrives with her own agenda. If somebody's actions result in intergenerational victims, does their responsibility become inheritable as well?
The Way We Were by Gideon D. Wilonja
Jovin is an actor on the rise with a troubled history he’s trying to break away from. Iris is a critically acclaimed film and theatre writer. Together they’re two artistic egos torn between their past and the powerful love they have for one another.
The Way We Were opens the door for dialogue about how race, age, class and privilege can affect a relationship in contemporary Australia