Beautiful Mother


Beautiful Mother

Studio 1
Performing Arts - Theatre


Dodds Street, South Melbourne

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Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

VCA Master of Writing for Performance Presentations

Written by: Louis Klee

Directed by: Sarah Vickery

Cast: Cosmo Renfree, Darcy Whitsed, Patrick Liversey, Karrin Rose, Jem Lai, Andrea McCanon

"What if you don’t want happiness? What then?" A play about the contradictions of family and country, unfulfilled and unfulfillable dreams, frustrated hopes and unrequited hate.


  • Wednesday 18 October, 5.00pm
  • Friday 20 October, 5.00pm

Louis Klee is a writer who lives on Wurundjeri land. In 2017, he won the Peter Porter Prize and in 2016 his play The Ink Trail was shortlisted for Silver Gull Award. In 2016, he was the Anne Edgeworth Young Writers Fellow and in 2015 he studied playwriting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). As an activist, he has campaigned on environmental, social and political issues, gaining national attention for his Read-In demonstration and co-founding Demos, a radical arts publication. He has studied philosophy as a National Undergraduate Scholar, Santander Scholar, and a Rae and Edith Bennet Scholar, and has won the Palgrave Macmillan Essay Prize.

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