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by Charles O’Grady, Emily Sheehan & Merlynn Tong

Thu 27 Feb, 7.30PM & Sat 29 Feb, 4pm

Southbank Theatre, The Lawler

All tickets $8

Readings of excerpts of works-in-development by Charles O’Grady, Emily Sheehan & Merlynn Tong.

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Readings of excerpts of works-in-development by Charles O’Grady, Emily Sheehan and Merlynn Tong.

The O'Gradys by Charles O'Grady

A very modern comedy. In order to fulfil a range of institutional requirements, a trans man must pretend to be his own wife.

Monument by Emily Sheehan

A wishful dramedy. A young female MP steps up to become PM.

Golden Blood by Merlynn Tong

A surprising comedy. An orphaned young woman and her gangster brother forge a new life together with unexpected twists ... including how he turns out to be the mastermind of Singapore’s biggest Ponzi scheme.


  • Wheelchair Accessible

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Charles O'Grady

The O'Gradys


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Emily Sheehan



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Merlynn Tong

Golden Blood


Merlynn Tong is an Actor and Playwright. Some of her playwriting credits include Antigone (adaptation, Queensland Theatre), Good Grief (Queensland Theatre), Golden Blood (development, Melbourne Theatre Company/Griffin Theatre Company), The Big Mac (co-writer, development, Black Swan Theatre Company), Come to Where I am (Critical Stages Touring/Paines Plough Theatre Company, UK), SITE (co-writer, development, Kate Wild, Ellen van Neerven & Sarah Winter), SKIN (Dear Australia, Playwriting Australia), Cocky Jerry Jah (co-librettist, development), Ma Ma Ma Mad (Wax Lyrical) and Blue Bones (Playlab Productions). Her one-woman-show Blue Bones, presented by Playlab Productions, that she also performed in, has won 6 Matilda Awards including the Lord Mayor Award for Best New Australian Work, Best Mainstage Production and Best Female Actor in a Leading Role. She is also the prize recipient of Screen Queensland’s Screen to Stage pitch, The First 10 Pages 2.0. Her works are published by Playlab.

Some of her recent performances include White Pearl (Sydney Theatre Company & National Theatre of Parramatta), The Shot (Queensland Theatre, The Scene Project), Harrow 2 (ABC), Reef Break (ABC/M6), Top of the Lake: China Girl (BBC & Sundance Films, Jane Campion), What I’m Here For (Elbow Room & Flowstate), The Mathematics of Longing (La Boite Theatre), The Lost Lending Library (Punchdrunk & Imaginary Theatre), Hotelling (Bleached Arts), Bitch: Origin of the Female Species (Brisbane Festival), Blue Bones (Playlab Productions), Viral (Shock Therapy Productions), Straight White Men (La Boite Theatre), Ma Ma Ma Mad (Wax Lyrical), The Theory of Everything (Brisbane Festival), The Wizards from Oz (Taiwan, Taoyuan International Children’s Festival) and Hot Brown Honey (Judith Wright Centre).

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Rachel Chant


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Cheryl Ho


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Nisha Joseph


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Kurt Pimblett


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Nikki Viveca


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Gareth Yuen


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The Lawler

140 Southbank Boulevard

Southbank, Victoria 3006