Meet Me at Dawn

10 Feb — 16 Mar 2024

Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio

An extraordinary two-hander starring Sheridan Harbridge (Prima Facie) and Jing-Xuan Chan (SBS's The Family Law), Meet Me at Dawn is the dramatic collision of delicate love story and philosophical mystery.

Approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes with no interval


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This is rated 4 out of 5 stars

‘Deeply moving and poignant.’

Time Out
This is rated 0 out of 5 stars

‘Beautifully rendered and acted.’

The Guardian
This is rated 0 out of 5 stars

‘A beguiling and curious drama.’



One day. One wish.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Hearing Assistance

  • Audio Described

  • Tactile Tour

  • Open Captioning

  • Closed Captioning

  • Auslan Interpreted

Performance Type Performance Date(s)
Audio Described
by Vision Australia
Saturday 2 March at 2pm
Tuesday 5 March at 6.30pm

Tactile Tour
at venue
Saturday 2 March at 2pm (Tactile tour commences at 1pm)
Open Captioning
via screen
Saturday 9 March at 2pm
Closed Captioning
via GoTheatrical App
Saturday 9 March at 2pm
Auslan Interpreted
by Auslan Stage Left
Tuesday 12 March at 6.30pm
Artwork for Jing-Xuan Chan

Jing-Xuan Chan


Jing-Xuan Chan is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts who returns to Melbourne Theatre Company following Hungry Ghosts and Golden Shield. Her other theatre credits include Oil (Sydney Theatre Company); Opening Night and Miss Peony (Belvoir); Incognito, Caught, Wolf Play (Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre); Single Asian Female (La Boite); Wit, Fallen, The Merry Wives of Windsor (45 Downstairs). On screen she can be seen in Fisk, Wellmania, While The Men Are Away, Neighbours, The Family Law, Harrow, Glitch, Frayed, The Letdown, as well as in the AACTA-nominated best feature film Here Out West. Jing-Xuan has been nominated for Green Room Awards for her performances in Golden Shield and Wit, and alongside the cast of The Family Law she received the Equity Ensemble Award for a Comedy Series in 2020.

Current as of February 2024

Artwork for Sheridan Harbridge

Sheridan Harbridge


Sheridan Harbridge is an award-winning actor, writer and director, graduating from NIDA in 2006. For Melbourne Theatre Company she has appeared in Prima Facie, The Beast, The Speechmaker, North by Northwest, and she has co-authored the upcoming musical My Brilliant Career. Other theatre acting credits include A Streetcar Named Desire, Stop Girl, Calamity Jane, The Sugar House, Girl Asleep, The Dog/The Cat (Belvoir); Kill Climate Deniers, Jump for Jordan (Griffin Theatre Company); Queen Fatima (Sydney Festival); Muriel’s Wedding (Sydney Theatre Company) and Gaybies (Darlinghurst Theatre Company). She wrote the musical Songs for the Fallen, which won Best Musical and Outstanding Actress at the New York Music Theatre Festival as well as a Green Room Award. TV credits include The Twelve (Foxtel) and The Messenger (ABC). Sheridan was awarded Sydney Theatre Awards for her performances in A Streetcar Named Desire and Prima Facie, and was nominated for Stop Girl.

Current as of February 2024.

Artwork for Zinnie Harris

Zinnie Harris


Zinnie Harris is a playwright, screenwriter, theatre director and the associate artistic director at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh. Her theatre credits include Macbeth (An Undoing), The Scent of Roses, The Duchess (of Malfi) (Lyceum Theatre); Meet Me at Dawn (Traverse Theatre); Rhinoceros, This Restless House (Edinburgh International Festival); How to Hold Your Breath (Royal Court Theatre); The Wheel (Traverse Theatre/National Theatre of Scotland); Midwinter (Royal Shakespeare Company); and Further Than the Furthest Thing (National Theatre/Tron Theatre). Her directing credits include The Scent of Roses, Christmas Tales, The Duchess (of Malfi), A Number (Lyceum Theatre); Gut, Tracks of the Winter Bear (Traverse Theatre). Her TV and film credits include A Glimpse (Compact Pictures); Partners in Crime (Endor, BBC1); Spooks (BBC1); and Richard is my Boyfriend, Born with Two Mothers (Channel Four).

Current as of February 2024

Artwork for Katy Maudlin

Katy Maudlin


Katy Maudlin is an award-winning director with experience in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. She has directed numerous notable productions, including Elena Kats-Chernin's opera IPHIS, which received multiple Green Room awards, including Best Opera Production. Prominent directing credits include SLAP. BANG. KISS. (Melbourne Theatre Company); Hells Gates (GAC/The Space Company); IPHIS (Lyric Opera); Tap Head (NZ International Comedy Festival/BATS); Right Now (Red Stitch Actors' Theatre); AntigoneX (Theatre Works); Giant Teeth (Auckland Theatre Company); The Last Ten Minutes of History (La Mama/VCA). She has seconded with renowned director Katie Mitchell on Lucia Di Lammermoor (Royal Opera) and Oliver Frljić on Our Violence, Your Violence (Mladinsko Theatre/Croatian National Theatre). In 2017, Katy became the graduate director at Red Stitch Actors' Theatre. In 2019, she joined the Besen Family Artist Program at Malthouse Theatre, followed by her selection for the Melbourne Theatre Company's Women in Theatre Program in 2020.

Current as of February 2024.

Artwork for Romanie Harper

Romanie Harper

Set & Costume Designer

Romanie Harper is a designer based in Naarm/Melbourne. Recent design credits include Sunshine Super Girl, Girls & Boys and The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You (Melbourne Theatre Company); 8/8/8: WORK (Rising Festival); The Cherry Orchard and Packer and Sons (Belvoir); What Am I Supposed to Do? and Equinox (Deep Soulful Sweats); Australian Realness, Trustees, Good Muslim Boy, Little Emperors and Turbine (Malthouse Theatre); Hercules, Die! Die! Die! Old People Die!, We All Know What’s Happening and Never Trust A Creative City (Arts House); Contest and Moral Panic (Darebin Speakeasy); Runt, This Is Eden, Resident Alien and Triumph (fortyfivedownstairs); and M+M (Daniel Schlusser Ensemble).

Current as of February 2024.

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Amelia Lever-Davidson

Lighting Designer

Amelia Lever-Davidson is a Melbourne-based lighting designer, whose practice encompasses theatre, dance, television and events. Her design credits include Bloom, Bernhardt/Hamlet, Girls & Boys, Slap. Bang. Kiss, Admissions, Torch the Place, and The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You (Melbourne Theatre Company); The Seagull, Julius Caesar (Sydney Theatre Company); Blessed Union, My Brilliant Career, Every Brilliant Thing (Belvoir); They Divided The Sky (Belvoir 25A); Hour Of The Wolf, Kbox, Because The Night, Australian Realness, Trustees, Turbine (Malthouse Theatre); System Error, Diaspora (Chamber Made); Next Move 11 (Chunky Move); Leviathan (Circa); Hydra, Moral Panic, Contest, Niche, Conviction, Dream Home (Darebin Arts’ Speakeasy); Looking Glass, Triumph (fortyfivedownstairs); Monument, A Simple Act of Kindness, Desert 6.29pm, Jurassica, Foxfinder (Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre). Amelia’s work has been recognised with four Green Room Awards. She is an Australia Council ArtStart and JUMP Mentorship recipient and was also part of Melbourne Theatre Company’s inaugural Women in Theatre Program.

Current as of February 2024

Artwork for Daniel Nixon

Daniel Nixon

Composer & Sound Designer

Daniel Nixon is a composer, sound designer and multi-instrumentalist, who returns to Melbourne Theatre Company after working on sound design for Admissions. He has performed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, John Farnham, Yothu Yindi, Sebine Meyer, Mikko Frank and many others. He has written and recorded multiple albums and worked extensively as a session player, programmer and producer. He has scored and designed numerous films, games, ads, plays and dance works including work with Flashgun Films, Cascade Films, Little Ones Theatre, A Daylight Connection, Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre, American Girl, Universal Television, Disney Pictures, Melbourne Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre, Malthouse Theatre, Chunky Move, Al Jazeera, Dirty Pretty Theatre, Griffin Theatre Company, Ensemble Theatre, Madman Entertainment, NBCU, ABC, Netflix, Arts House, HBO, Films by Jove, and many others.

Current as of February 2024


Geraldine Cook-Dafner

Voice & Text Coach

Geraldine Cook-Dafner returns to Melbourne Theatre Company after her work on Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Escaped Alone and What If If Only, I Wanna Be Yours, Bernhardt/Hamlet, Sunday, Girls & Boys, The Lifespan of a Fact, Home I’m Darling, The Golden Shield, Wild, The Children, Hay Fever, Di and Viv and Rose, Melbourne Talam, John, The Odd Couple, Straight White Men, The Distance, Birdland, The Waiting Room and Top Girls among others. Geraldine was the voice and dialect coach for &Juliet, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and The Picture of Dorian Gray (Theatre Royal Haymarket). She has also worked at SBS, Malthouse Theatre and Musica Viva. She trained at Middlesex University, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has a doctorate from the University of Melbourne. Geraldine is an Honorary Senior Fellow at the Victorian College of the Arts where previously she held positions as Head of Voice, Head of School of Performing Arts and Associate Dean.

Current as of February 2024

Artwork for Isabella Vadiveloo

Isabella Vadiveloo

Intimacy Coordinator

Isabella Vadiveloo is a theatre director and intimacy director. She trained with Theatrical Intimacy Education with specialisations in trauma-informed intimacy choreography and working with global majority artists at the intersection of intimacy and race. Recent intimacy direction work includes I Wanna Be Yours (dir. Tasnim Hossain) for Melbourne Theatre Company, A Year of Dating (Dir. Lyall Brooks); Promiscuous Cities (Dir. Alyson Cambell); Variations or Exit Music (Dir. Justin Nott); Last Time (Dir. Lily Hensby) and Reigen (Dir. Jess Dick). Her screen work includes the ABC TV/Black Sheep Films series White Fever and independent films The Latcher and Low Frequency. Isabella also works in the Victorian College of the Arts Theatre Department as a tutor and resident intimacy director.

Current as of February 2024

Learn more about Meet Me at Dawn

Fairfax Studio

100 St Kilda Road

Melbourne , Victoria 3004