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