Triple Bill: Play Excerpts

Presented by Union House Theatre

Hear snippets of work and meet some of the emerging playwrights from UHT’s Writer-in-Residence program.
In 2021 Union House Theatre partnered with La Mama on our Writer-in-Residence program. This longstanding program provides an opportunity for students to work closely with industry professionals as they develop a piece of theatre or performance.
Students have been working alongside professional playwrights Olivia Satchell and Merlynn Tong.
Our play reading evening is a chance for student writers at varying stages of script development to perform excerpts of their work.

When: Saturday 16th October 5pm, 60 mins
Where: Zoom
Cost: Free
Facebook event

New work excerpts to be presented:

Zadie McCracken – Rules of Love

Zadie is a Melbourne/Naarm-based writer and performer. Most of her work explores youth, intimacy, fantasy, and desire. In addition to her practice, Zadie likes running, journaling, coffee, bad TV, and you.

Rules of Love

Rules of Love is a new theatre work by Zadie Kennedy McCracken exploring the limitations and transgressions of obsession and intimacy.

In the aftermath of an uproarious party, Kate digs through her strobe-lit memories of two perpetual crushes: Luke and Julie.

As Kate’s long, infatuated night, comes back to her in both real and fantastical vignettes, she confronts the fear surrounding her deepening sexuality and capacity for vulnerability.

It’s a party, the aftermath of a party, a love triangle, a pile of trash. It’s modern infatuation, boundaries set and broken. Dance, physicality, noise, chaos, mess. Colour, joy, hollowness, purpose. A woman. A woman, standing in the midst of Dionysian debris, asking herself what she truly desires.

Liz Murdoch – Do You Still Like Me?

Liz is an emerging writer and aspiring theatre-maker studying Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne. Liz is passionate about all things theatre, and has spent the last two years as president of her local community’s youth theatre. Liz is interested in creating works for youth, and is currently exploring the impact of self-esteem and bullying on young girls in her works.

Do You Still Like Me?

Emily is convinced everyone hates her. Josh knows they don’t. When her anxieties begin to impact her relationship, Emily regresses into her memories as a teenager dealing with gossip, insecurities and broken friendships for the first time.

Chiara Anise Wenban – Subjectivity

Chiara is a theatre-maker and designer currently studying at the Victorian College of Arts. Her practice focuses primarily on collaborating on new works, as well as subverting preexisting pieces for contemporary audiences.


Subjectivity delves into the unexpected relationship between three women – Dora, Jacqueline and The Invigilator – within the shared space of the NGV. As these individuals search for meaning, this piece explores our engagement with public art across five different meetings to examine how we critique, create and ultimately become art in our daily lives.

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