NINE EXTRAORDINARY STORIES OF NINE ORDINARY PEOPLE

The Lockdown Monologues is a three-part series of live online performances capturing the experiences of people living through the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia.

Three Melbourne playwrights, Jane Harrison, Tom Holloway and Jean Tong, bring us nine solos based on real stories of how this moment in history is changing us. The strange, the funny, the brutal and the profound, these monologues are the product of a series of interviews across the community, capturing a moment of transformation in the lives of nine ordinary people. Performed live from the homes of nine actors, this project provides an intimate and deeply personal perspective on this moment of global adversity. 

The nine monologues will be presented in three parts. They will be performed live online with the first part broadcasting on 3 June.

Thank you to the Malcolm Robertson Foundation for the generous support of The Lockdown Monologues.

THE LOCKDOWN MONOLOGUES — ONLINE PUBLICATION 

"The writers are uncovering a range of experiences, from people who have had direct, frontline contact with the virus to those who are feeling the unexpected ripples. It's a combination of voices; those you might expect to hear from and those who audiences may not have considered yet. We also think it's essential that we capture this moment in time—how people are feeling and what they're thinking —as a record for our future selves."
— Bridget Balodis, Director

Production Partners and Supporters

The Lockdown Monologues are supported by The Malcolm Robertson Foundation. 

Partners

WRITTEN BY /

Jane Harrison, Tom Holloway & Jean Tong

DIRECTION /

Bridget Balodis, Ra Chapman, Kamarra Bell-Wykes

DRAMATURGY /

Mark Pritchard

CAST INCLUDES /

Maude Davey, John Marc Desengano, Emma J Hawkins, Lisa Maza, Sophie Ross, Bernard Sam, Daniel Schlusser, Margot Tanjutco, Harry Tseng

Event & ticketing details

Dates & Times

Part One 3 Jun - 7pm
Part Two 17 Jun - 7pm
Part Three 3 Jul - 7pm

Tickets

Free With registration