Theatre MK-Alpha opened its doors in late 2010, inviting works from every end of the playwriting spectrum – from the most established playwrights to newly discovered gems of underground theatre.
For the National Play Festival 2012 MK-Alpha proudly brought together some of Melbourne’s hottest directors, dramaturgs and actors to present four new plays (three staged readings and one production) for Melbourne’s late night viewing enjoyment. MKA sent the punters off to bed with nothing less than an awakening, every night!
RED EYE SPECIAL featured:
A ONE NIGHT ONLY REMOUNT OF ACCLAIMED WORK
THE ECONOMIST BY TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN
WED FEB 22 – 11PM
A STAGED READING OF
THE UNSPOKEN WORD IS (JOE) BY ZOEY DAWSON
THUR FEB 23 – 11:30PM
A STAGED READING OF
TRUCKSTOP BY LACHLAN PHILPOTT (special thanks to Q Theatre)
FRI FEB 24 – 11PM
A STAGED PREVIEW OF
TRIANGLE BY GLYN ROBERTS
SAT FEB 25 – 11PM
PLAYWRIGHTS GLYN ROBERTS / LACHLAN PHILPOTT / TOBIAS MANDERSON-GALVIN / ZOEY DAWSON
DIRECTORS + DRAMATURGES VAN BADHAM / TANYA DICKSON
FEATURING MARCUS MCKENZIE / ZOEY DAWSON / JAMES DEETH / CONOR GALLACHER / SARAH WALKER / PETER PALTOS / ELIZABETH NABBIN / JANINE WATSON / ET AL.
STAGE DESIGN DAVID SAMUEL ET AL.
COSTUME DESIGN CHLOE GREAVES ET AL.
SOUND CO-ORDINATOR NICK MCCORRISTON
NATIONAL PLAY FESTIVAL
C.U.B. MALTHOUSE THEATRE
WED 22-SAT 25 FEB
11PM-ish EACH NIGHT
APPROX 1HR-1HR 15MIN PER SHOW
Thor gets hooked on World of Warcraft. Andrew gets Plastic Surgery. The army reckon he should become an economist. The first play written in response to the massacre on Utoya Island by Anders Breivik.
by Tobias Manderson-Galvin
“Brilliant…Clinical” the Age
“Extraordinary” Herald Sun
“disarmingly imaginative… superbly acted” The Australian;
She turns to me with glowing eyes and asks, ‘you do know that we are dead, don’t you?’
I said I knew and asked if it were possible to die even more. Vampires eat couscous and drink soy lattes too.
By Glyn Roberts
Shortlisted for the Patrick White Award