Malthouse Theatre today announced that it has commissioned playwrights Jean Tong, Jane Harrison and Tom Holloway to create a series of monologues based around life in the current pandemic.


Made possible by a grant from the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, the three writers will research and interview Melburnians from all walks of life who have uncanny, humorous, strange, personal and political stories to sharecreating a time capsule of these six months in Melbourne.

Malthouse Theatre’s Director in Residence, Bridget Balodis will direct the project, with Mark Pritchard as dramaturg.

Once each playwright has written three 5-minute monologues, Malthouse Theatre will begin casting local actors to perform in the nine monologues.

The performances, staged as three monologues per episode, will be live streamed on 3 June, 17 June and 3 July. The monologues will be free

to watch, but audiences will need to register via to receive the streaming link to watch.