Brisbane (a doing word)

Written by Dave Burton

Directed by Claire Christian

Matty, like all good Queensland 20-something uni students, doesn’t know what the hell to do with his life. He does stand up comedy, but no one laughs. He does contemporary theatre, but no one can see the point. He does slam poetry, but it’s not slammin’.His psychologist-in-training boyfriend suggests therapy. His Christian girl-bestie suggests Jesus. His engineering roommate Lara suggests he get a real job and start paying his dues. Matty’s starting to get desperate enough to try all three!

For anyone who’s ever been confused about whether they love or hate their city, or themselves.


Patrick Hayes

Lia Stark

Maddie Little

Greg Mackenzie


Production Manager - Kitty Gatling

Stage Manager - Amy Clarke

Assistant Stage Manager - Ellen-Rose Sorensen

Designer - Aleea Monsour

Lighting Designer - Damian Tatum

General Crew - Elyssa Patty & Rhiannon Cooper

In The Media

"a hilarious, intimate and touching play about student life in this comfortable, little town."

-Rachael Crouch, Moustache Magazine


"a show with plenty of truth, heart and humour...it is not only a good play, but a necessary one...a superb showcase of the best of Brisbane student theatre"

- Meredith Walker, Blue Curtains Brisbane


"a painfully honest, entertaining and incredibly relateable play about arts in the city of Brisbane."

-Sam Geyer, The Brisbane Collective


Photography by Clea Pratt


Thursday 20th March 2014

Friday 21st March 2014

Saturday 22nd March 2014


Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts

420 Brunswick St (Cnr Berwick St)
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006