MK-ALPHA presents


by Louris van de Geer

A suburban supermarket. You have been here before. In the car park, mothers are vying for parking spots behind the wheels of their spotless four-wheel drives. Inside, the trolleys are battered, their advertising faded and the last packet of cinnamon was just taken from its carefully alphabetised place in the spice section.

TUESDAY is an intricate satire of suburban banality and social alienation and waits in line for you at the shop. You get left alone. Alone. And you explode.


“This is the most exciting piece of theatre I’ve seen this year….Tuesday is an incredible script. [Louris van de Geer] creates a vivid world that’s beautiful in its suburban dullness.”


“Louris van de Geer has a keen eye.. a natural and engaging writing style that illuminates her characters’ interior worlds set against an increasingly sinister external one.”
The Age

“The detail in the writing is superb. The story is cleverly played out with moments of humour… Tuesday is a fine piece, ironic in parts and telling of lives rendered bereft by the ugliness of a mass consumption seemingly impossible to avoid.”

“Armed with a wry wit and acute powers of social observation, van de Geer conveys the window of calm – even if for a split second – that people endeavor to find in their environment of noise, of confusion, of helplessness. Effectively, she demonstrates how they scavenge for control in a world altogether beyond their grip.”
– To Dad With Love


Director/Dramaturg – BRIENNA MACNISH
Visual Designer EUGYEENE TEH
Costume Designer KAT CHAN
Lighting Designer ROB SOWINSKI
Sound Designer ROBERT JORDAN
Past Performers include AMY HACK + AARON WALTON
Photographer/Trailer SARAH WALKER
Featured in Image+Trailer ZAK ZAVOD

Louris van de Geer is a playwright and theatre maker from Melbourne, Australia. She has been described as “a quirky and distinctive new voice worth checking out” by The Age, and her work as a “brilliant…study of human existence”. Her writing experiments with contemporary theatrical form and explores the impossible, the grim and the absurd; exposing them as deeply human. Louris holds a Masters of Writing for Performance from the Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne University), where she studied under Raimondo Cortese from Ranters Theatre. She is a current Australia Council ArtStart recipient and was mentored by Arena Theatre Company Artistic Director Christian Leavesley through the Australia Council’s JUMP program. Louris has interned with writer and director Richard Maxwell from New York City Players, Marius von Mayenburg at the Schaubühne Berlin and Ivo van Hove from Toneelgroep Amsterdam. Her work has been a finalist for the 2015 Griffin Award and the 2014 Edward Albee Scholarship. She is the is the recipient of the 2015 Malcolm Robertson Prize and was named as one of Melbourne Writers Festival’s ’30 Under 30’ best young writers in Melbourne. Her most recent works are Looking Glass, which was shortlisted for the 2015 Griffin Award; Triumph, which had a reading during NEON at the Melbourne Theatre Company (MKA) and a reading in Sydney with US-A-UM; and Hello There, We’ve Been Waiting For You, which premiered in the 2014 Next Wave Festival in partnership with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and St Martins. In 2013 Louris was invited to participate in the Malthouse Theatre’s Besen Family Artist Program (Writers Development). Also in 2013, Louris co-wrote the short film SUPER with Samara Hersch for Access Inc, which premiered in The Other Film Festival in Melbourne and had its international premiere at ReelAbilities in New York City. Her other projects include Tuesday (MKA 2012) which has now been adapted into a radio play for ABC Radio National, Living Cities (Punchdrunk/Arcola Theatre & Playwriting Australia, 2012), Hunny-Bun & Baby Doll (Melbourne Fringe Festival, 2010) Don’t Look Now (St Martins, 2010, dir. Susie Dee), They’re All in Their Little Boxes (St Martins, 2008) and Before the Dark Hour of Reason Grows (St Martins, 2013). Louris is currently working on Too Nice For Her Own Good and Library.




Premiere Season
MKA S3 (MKA Winter Season / North Melbourne)
Jun06-23 2012


Development History
Five.Point.One Reading Sessions, Adelaide, January 2015
TheatreWorks In the Works, February 2012
MKA @ MTC Reading Season, July 2011