Presented by Melbourne Theatre Company and MKA
Neon Festival 2015, Lawler Theatre

by Tobias Manderson-Galvin
Directed by John Kachoyan

At the edges of a remote penal colony, a cut-purse, a priest, and an indigenous refugee flee their captors in an uneasy truce. Through a trail of blood, dust and fire they’ll find that hunger powers the strangest of dreams. A post-punk prison fantasy.

Lord Willing & the Creek Don’t Rise
by Morgan Rose
Directed by Kat Henry

A broken kitchen-sink drama of carnivals and carnivores. In a booze-soaked city, families and homes lie devastated by a hellcat storm. But one couple has stuck it out and now Earl, unemployed and blues-sick, wants to do something romantic. He might just have her for dinner. An almost true story of human cannibalism.

MKA brings Lord Willing & The Creek Don’t Rise to the stage after its 2014 NEON UP LATEreading.

Set Designer Matthew Adey (House of Vnholy)
Costume Designer Daniel Harvey
Lighting Designer Amelia Lever-Davidson
Sound Designers Liam Barton (Lucky), SS.Sebastian (Lord Willing & the Creek Don’t Rise)
Producer Celeste Markwell
Production Manager Jennifer Taylor
Stage Manager Ketura Budd (Lucky), Kate Brennan (Lord Willing & the Creek Don’t Rise)
Business Manager Corey Reynolds
Cultural Consultant Tiriki Onus (Lucky)
Cast includes Johnny Carr, Mathew Cooper, Jan Friedl, Kevin Kiernan-Molloy, Devon Lang Wilton, Morgan Maguire, Peter Paltos

Photos by Sarah Walker


WINNER Lighting Design (as part of body of work)
NOMINATED Male Performer (Kevin Kiernan-Molloy)
NOMINATED Female Performer (Jan Friedl )


“Morgan Rose’s Lord Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise… render[s] a steamy wasteland that thrives under Kat Henry’s bold and impressionistic direction.”

– Rebecca Harkins Cross, The Age

“Wonderful stagecraft”

“Good writing and stagecraft combine…the production team give[s] us a glimpse of the heights that MKA is capable of”

-Chris Boyd, The Australian

“MKA’s Double Feature is a blinding example of the talent found on Melbourne’s local art scene.”

-Jessi Lewis, Arts Review

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The Australian

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