(Assistant Director)



Ben and Mary are battling through life in a suburb struggling with economic downturn. When Sharon and Kenny move in next door they do the neighbourly thing and invite the newcomers to a barbeque. So begins a somewhat unlikely friendship. The couples’ vulnerability brings them together in a delirious, dangerous frenzy of unleashed inhibitions and risk.

The Obie Award Winning, Pulitzer finalist play is an unsettling investigation of middle-class aspirations, suburban isolation and the divide between rich and poor.


Written by Lisa D'Amour
Directed by Tanya Dickson
Cast Sarah Sutherland, Brett Cousins, Ngaire Dawn Fair, Paul Ashcraft, Chris Wallace
Set & Lighting Design Matt Adey
Sound Design Russell Godsmith
Costume Design Jack Griffiths


"The production gets well in tune with the skewed mood, always ready to follow its vagaries of poetry and nightmare: the subtle variations in performance styles serve the play rather than undermining it." ★★★★ - The Daily Review

“…Detroit is a first rate production with a brilliant cast…”  ★★★ The Australian Stage

"The pitch-perfect performances revel in its comedy but are grounded in its gritty truth, and the direction finds an uncomfortable truth that’s as much part of Melbourne as it is Detroit." - Aussie Theatre

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