‘Um… the first good sex I had … it was actually with a girl. And she’s a white girl. Big boobs. D cup. [Laughs.] I have sex with her, after I have sex with the dude that … um … the Vietnamese gangster boy.’
Using the transcripts of over twenty-five interviews as her starting point Michele Lee’s Moths gives us unfettered access to the sex lives of Asian Australian twenty-somethings. Six actors present a side of Melbourne you may well never have thought of – particular rituals, surprising discoveries, bold choices, and always a new dating app – in all its complexity, contradictions and vulnerability. As all these young beings journey, foolishly, inevitably, desperately towards the light, will they find illumination or self-destruction?
Presented in partnership with Griffin Theatre Company. Moths is a Betty Burstall Co-commission by Griffin Theatre Company and Playwriting Australia. The Cybec Electric reading on 21 February at 6pm is presented as part of SummerSalt Festival, and will take place in the VCA Art Courtyard.
Cybec Electric is only possible due to the support of Roger Riordan AM and The Cybec Foundation.