MKA | 2014

MKA’s HYPRTXT Festival
in association with Man with a Plan

Like a Fishbone

by Anthony Weigh

An act of terror rocks a small community.

Months later, in a city office, an architect designs a memorial.
As the rain falls on the night of the final presentation, worlds collide when a mother from the affected community arrives in the architect’s office.

LIKE A FISHBONE is like a play that’s like a fishbone that’s like an issue that no one wants to talk about that if you’re not careful… The most dearly held beliefs: faith, hope and reason, become the unwitting casualties of a bitter and intensely personal battle for the right to define how a nation remembers.

In 2014 MKA co-produced the Melbourne premiere of this remarkable work by celebrated, but rarely produced in Australia, UK-based Australian playwright Anthony Weigh. The production was lead by break out director Alice Darling and staged in an abandoned food court in the heart of the soulless, Melbourne Docklands.

Adult Themes


“MKA are a group of theatre mavericks dedicated to supporting new writing for the stage.”
The Age
“When words no longer suffice, blows must follow.”

“Anthony Weigh’s play is a gem… Magnificent”
The Times
“Prepare to be surprised.’
Concrete Playground



Playwright Anthony Weigh
Director Alice Darling
Performers Alice Cavanagh, Jean Goodwin, Emma Hall
Production Manager Cameron Stewart
Set Designer Jacob Battista
Lighting Designer James Lipari
Sound Designer & Composer Lore Burns


MAN WITH A PLAN is a new Melbourne based theatre collective committed to producing and staging thought provoking and powerful theatre. The members of the group are all graduates of the Victorian College of the Arts. This will be the first production by the group presented by MKA: Theatre of New Writing

HYPRTXT is the inaugural festival of new performance writing by Melbourne’s own cult independent company, MKA: Theatre of New Writing and is taking place at a number of venues across Melbourne CBD from June 02-July 05 2014.


MKA were supported by

like a fishbone
was presented for

Venue Partner


Premiere Presentation

HYPRTXT Festival presents
MKA: Theatre of New Writing and Man with a Plan’s
02-14 JUN 2014, THE FOOD COURT