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

DRAMATURGY /

Mark Pritchard

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access

Dates & Times

In-theatre days 14 – 16, 19 – 23 October 2020 - In-school and Term 4 in-theatre day (9.00am - 3.30pm)

Tickets

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

Location

Beckett Theatre

The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

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Train

Any train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.

Tram

The No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.