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LOW by Daniel Keene


‘Director Jennifer Sarah Dean ensures the play moves along at pace. Scene changes (28 vignettes) are swift and seamless.’

The Blurb

‘Veronica Thomas is a revelation in her role as strung-out Emma’

Theatre Travels

8 - 12 November, 2022
At Explosives Factory
St Kilda

'Everyone's like us... underneath.'

Writer: Daniel Keene

Cast: Matthew Connell, Veronica Thomas

Director: Jennifer Sarah Dean
Stage Manager: Harry Dowling
Lighting Designer: Kris Chainey
Set & Costume Design: Chelsea Neate
Photography & Graphic Design: Chelsea Neate
Marketing Manager: Tanith Facey
Sound Design: Thomas Kunz

Low is a stark portrayal of individuals grappling with poverty, addiction, and the effects of trauma. It offers an examination of the human spirit's ability to endure and find glimmers of light in dark times.

As the 1991 recession presses harder, Emma and Jay take the law into their own hands to survive the lonely backstreets of Melbourne.

Staged at Theatre Works' warehouse space Explosives Factory.

Tues 8 November, 7:30pm (Opening Night)

Wed 9 November, 7:30pm

Thurs 10 November, 7:30pm

Fri 11 November, 7:30pm

Sat 12 November, 7:30pm

Full price $45.00
Concession $35.00
Preview $28.00
Mob Tix $20.00

      Explosives Factory
Address: Rear Laneway 67 Inkerman Street, St Kilda VIC 3182
This venue is not wheelchair accessable.
Public Transport: 3/67/96 Tram.
Parking: Street.



Use of imitation firearm, Use of imitation knives, Reference to sexual violence, Depiction of alcoholism, Blood.

Duration: 90 minutes

photographs by Chelsea Neate

Director's Note

Low is a fierce text, about two star-crossed lovers living a less than fairytale story as they battle poverty and addiction in inner-city Melbourne. What first attracted me to the play was the power and provocation of Daniel Keene’s unique writing style, his mastery of language combined with the raw depiction of character and the human condition. Keene’s writing exists without judgement or opinion, it shares the world of these characters with us openly and allows us to join them on their journey across 28 captivating moments in time. I am so excited that we are able to share this provocative story with you. A story that may stimulate political conversation, inspire questions about morality, or reflections about our roles within society. Or it may not. At the very least I hope you leave the theatre tonight feeling engaged and excited to have shared in a piece of local storytelling here in St Kilda. Thank you for supporting the arts and independent theatre in Melbourne.

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