COLOURED ALIENS

A new comedy about an interracial couple navigating romance in a racist environment.

Mai is an Asian-Australian playwright who soon discovers that ‘White Australia’ wants her to write the ‘ethnic’ play, but that’s exactly the kind of story she can no longer tell. Her boyfriend Kevin is a security guard who projects his own frustrated creativity onto Mai’s career; he gives her well-meaning and at times pithy advice. Whilst Mai is away on a meditation retreat, Kevin decides to submit a pitch using her name.

The fallout threatens both her career and their romantic partnership.

‘An Asian-Australian playwright who is a master at her storytelling craft.’
– Lian Low

‘An extraordinary specificity of texture, mood, and angle of vision…’
– Nicholas Jose, The Wheeler Centre

‘Expert direction, dynamic performances, dazzling writing and design.’
– Arts Hub

Written by Chi Vu

Directed by Beng Oh

Performed by Annie Lumsden and John Marc Desengano

Designed by Eugyeene Teh

Lighting design by Matthew Barber

Sound design by Tom Backhaus

Stage manager: Claire Shepherd

Part of the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

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When/

APRIL 5 – 16


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Times/

Wed 6.30pm
Thu 7.30pm
Fri 7.30pm
Sat 7.30pm
Sun 4pm

Where/

La Mama Theatre

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Tickets Info/

Full $25 Concession $15

Phone Booking/

03 9347 6142