23 February — 25 February 2017

Event Passed

FATHER: I was assassinated, of all the places, in a f*cking toilet.

A great, now fallen, politician, his wife and son try to make sense of the world away from the glare of the public eye, but always in its shadow. Told with great intrigue, humour and suspense this is politics laid bare, in all its magnificence and torment.

A charming, bitter and funny story of high politics and low motives where nothing is middle of the road.

Cybec Electric is only possible due to the support of Dr Roger Riordan AM and The Cybec Foundation.
MTC gratefully acknowledges the support of the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne for Asia TOPA.
Asia TOPA is a joint initiative of the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne and is supported by the Australian and Victorian Governments.

Arun Subramaniam

Arun Subramaniam

Arun developed Hero through his residencies with the Royal Court Theatre (London) and the Instant Café Theatre (Malaysia). Hero went on to win Malaysia’s and New Zealand’s top writing awards. His next play, A Moment or Two, was a recipient of the Asian Ink Award (NZ) and a Ministry of Culture grant (Malaysia). Arun is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and is in private psychiatric and psychotherapeutic practice. He lives with his wife, two daughters, dog and hermit crabs in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

Jo Kukathas

Jo Kukathas

Jo Kukathas is an actor, writer and director of The Instant Café Theatre Company, Malaysia, best known for its political satire and contemporary theatre. She regularly performs and directs in Singapore, where she has received awards for acting, and has conducted workshops in Brazil and Taiwan. Other international work includes The Island in Between, a Malaysian-Japanese collaboration that she co-wrote and directed; Hotel Grand Asia, a three-year Asian collaboration project based out of Tokyo; and Break-Ing, a multilingual Malaysian collaboration that toured Japan and Singapore. She has also toured plays to the World Theatre Festival in Brisbane, OzAsia in Adelaide, Festival Tokyo in Japan and performed at the NY Fringe Festival. She has directed plays, an opera, various festivals as well as Shakespeare indoors and out.

Artwork for Georgina Naidu

Georgina Naidu

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Joseph Lai

Artwork for Ricardo Rusch

Ricardo Rusch