HELLO, WORLD! BY NATESHA SOMASUNDARAM IS THE 6TH PLAY COMMISSIONED FOR THIS AWARD-WINNING PROGRAM.

A woman starts eating herself alive to protest climate change inaction—the internet goes wild. A drowning island downloads a dating app to make one last connection before it disappears forever. Three hackers are convinced that crashing a plane filled with people will save the rest of humanity from ecological collapse.

As exponential human technological development comes into collision with the greatest environmental challenge of our time, Hello, World! asks if we can make it out alive, with our dignity still intact.

ABOUT THE WRITER
Natesha Somasundaram is a writer and award-winning performancemaker for theatre and television. Combining politics, comedy and a uniquely millennial vernacular, Natesha’s plays have been performed at Cybec Electric (MTC), National Play Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Natesha has also written content for ABC as well as worked on programs produced by SBS and Channel 9.

The Suitcase Series also receives generous support from individual Malthouse Muse donors.

Partners

BY /

Natesha Somasundaram

DIRECTION /

Bridget Balodis

CAST /

Casey Filips, Cheryl Ho & Brooke Lee

SET & COSTUME DESIGN /

Emily Collett

SOUND DESIGN & COMPOSITION /

Ian Moorhead

LIGHTING DESIGN /

Rachel Lee

DRAMATURGY /

Mark Pritchard

STAGE MANAGER /

Tia Clark

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Closed Caption

Dates & Times

Online Resource Available from Fri 23 Oct

Tickets

Metro schools $35.00
Regional & low ICSEA $32.00
Accompanying teachers  FREE (Up to 2 per group)
Minimum 10 students

Event notes

UPDATE /

The Suitcase Series' Hello, World! will be available as an online resource.