ABOUT THE SHOW
For over a decade, MTC’s annual series of Cybec Electric play readings has brought the beating heart of theatre to audiences interested in great stories, electric writing and brilliant acting. With scripts in hand, actors present new works-in-progress with the assistance of directors and dramaturgs.
In 2021, six playwrights join the ranks. Grace Feng Fang Juan’s 100 Days explores the fault lines that arise when Wenwen and her visiting parents end up stuck in a studio apartment together during Melbourne’s lockdown. With Dead in a Liveable City, Margot Morales Tanjutco gives us a comedic nightmare version of your future, when your work friends, work life and work worries overwhelm all other aspects of your life. Benjamin Nichol’s Croydon tells of the life, death and afterlife of a co-dependent mother and daughter. In Maurial Spearim’s dramatic comedy Inside Out, four Blak women talk, sing and dance, stopping at nothing to right wrongs and pave a new path. Dylan Van Den Berg’s Whitefella Yella Tree is a play about the impact of colonisation on queer Aboriginal identities. Jamaica Zuanetti’s The World Isn’t Made for Them is the story of four almost forgotten women patients who were central to the development of modern conceptions of psychology.
Over one weekend, these six playwrights will present excerpts of their work, with this year’s NEXT STAGE residents, Emme Hoy and Merlynn Tong, also joining the line-up. Cybec Electric offers a coveted opportunity to be a part of the development process for new Australian stage plays – don’t miss your chance to be among their very first audiences.
Friday 19 February, 7.30pm
CYBEC SCENES 1
Featuring writing by Benjamin Nichol, Maurial Spearim & Jamaica Zuanetti
Directed by Katy Maudlin
Saturday 20 February, 2pm
NEXT (ON) STAGE
Featuring writing by Emme Hoy & Merlynn Tong
Saturday 20 February, 7.30pm
CYBEC SCENES 2
Featuring writing by Grace Feng Fang Juan, Margot Morales Tanjutco & Dylan Van Den Berg
Directed by Stephen Nicolazzo
Cybec Scenes 2 Tickets
All tickets $12.
Strictly limited availability. Max 4 tickets per booking.