Melbourne Theatre Company’s annual play reading series, Cybec Electric, returns from Thursday 28 March – Saturday 30 March at Southbank Theatre, The Lawler with new writing from eight of Australia’s most promising playwrights.

An exceptional group of writers has been selected to present their work including Mama Alto, Angus Cameron, Elias Jamieson Brown, Phillip Kavanagh, Eva Grace Mullaley, Rachel Perks, Mararo Wangai, and Keziah Warner.

Two full plays and two programs of six, 15-minute play excerpts will be performed as public, semi-staged readings, giving each playwright the opportunity to work with a director, dramaturg and actors, to develop and showcase their writing with the critical ingredient of live theatre: an audience.