Sometimes there’s no scarier place to be than inside your own mind…
Sebastian is a terminally unpopular fifteen-year-old with an overactive imagination and an obsession with anime and death. His only friend, Claryssa, is an emo, Wiccan art-freak barely one rung higher on the social ladder.
What starts as just another night drinking down at the cricket nets, soon gives way to an ecstatic vision that leaves Sebastian unconscious, Claryssa missing without explanation and their friendship in ruins. The next morning, Sebastian wakes up with a mysterious moth in a jar by his bed, a calling to save the souls of all humankind and a desperate need to reach Claryssa. And so begins the Passion of Sebastian…
Fantasy and reality intermingle with dangerous consequences in this gripping play about friendship, adolescence, mental illness and loss. Written with a dark wit that is ultimately after your heart, Rachel Chant directs this bold work from one of Australia's leading playwrights.
A dark, explosive talent, [Declan Greene is] a playwright who channels the anxieties of 21st Century living into a tunnel of comedic nightmare.
Alison Croggon, Theatrenotes.
With its strong language, disturbing themes and imagery, this play is not for the faint-hearted, but Moth is a must-see for teenagers, parents and teachers.
Kate Herbert, Herald Sun
Jeremi Campese (Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here - ATYP)
Ruby O’Kelly (Cleverman - ABC)
Director: Rachel Chant
Design: Tyler Hawkins
Lighting Design: Alexander Berlage
Animation: Todd Fuller
Composition: Chrysoulla Markoulli
Sound Design: Tom Hogan
Stage Manager: Erin Shaw
Production Manager: Shell McKenzie
Assistant Direction: Joseph Brown
Photography: KATE CORNISH