Four plays by Daniel Keene performed by artists in isolation

Dog / Brief Darkness / The Rain 

As thousands continue to grapple with life in lockdown, three of Daniel Keene’s rich, lyrical monologues are reimagined over Zoom, offering an intimate window into the lives of those on the fringes of society. Sparse and haunting, these pieces explore the bitter reality of social isolation and the battle to stay afloat inside one’s mind without the ballast of human contact.


Daniel Keene’s Ali explores the topical discussion of refugees, asylum seekers, and the morality surrounding it. In this piece we see teachers at Ali’s school deal with a crisis unlike any they’ve dealt with before.

Daniel Keene is indisputably one of Australia’s most poetic, thoughtful and probing playwrights. – Sydney Morning Herald

Written by Daniel Keene

Dog performed by Columbus Lane

Brief Darkness performed by Lakshmi Ganapathy

The Rain performed by Anastasia Kouloukas

Ali performed by Morgan-Belle Holmes-Bradshaw, Emily Uwland and Zac Jansen 

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