Watching is a new 30-minute audio play, written by local writers, Vidya Rajan and Morgan Rose, and voiced by 18 actors from Red Stitch’s Ensemble and associate artists.

 Watching is unabashedly ‘Melbourne’, exploring experiences shared by inhabitants of the city in one of the longest lockdowns in the world, and the mixed feelings of emerging towards the ‘other side’.

The play elegantly shifts between hyper-real first person characterisation and a pop-culture inspired, energetic tapestry of voices revealing brief encounters throughout our city. We meet

teenage retail assistants, emergency workers in a hospital cafeteria, tradies and many more. At times heartfelt, at times satirical, the work is an honest, well-observed and funny ode to our strange times.

Written by Vidya Rajan and Morgan Rose

Directed by Ella Caldwell

Voiced by the Red Stitch Ensemble and associate artists:

Jing-Xuan Chan, Jessica Clarke, Kate Cole, Tahlee Fereday, Casey Filips, Kevin Hofbauer, Darcy Kent, Caroline Lee, Olga Makeeva, Dion Mills, Mollie Mooney, Chi Nguyen, Amarachi Okorom, Joe Petruzzi, Khisraw Shukoor-Jones, Sarah Sutherland, David Whiteley, Harvey Zielinski

Sound design and composition and recording by Daniel Nixon