Meraki Arts Bar acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the traditional owners of the land upon which our bar stands.

Main Stage

Short Blanket

18/05 - 03/06 : 7:30pm

PREVIEW: May 18th

SEASON: May 19th – June 3rd


When the industry gets in the way of the story, how far would you bend? Lainey, an emerging Filipinx writer, is finally given her big break.

Fresh off an acclaimed season in indie theatre, Lainey is given a chance to tell her story on the mainstage, but it all rests on her having a successful industry showing. From there and throughout, Lainey and the crew wrestle with the act of balancing what they want to say, to what people want to see.
The world premiere of an original Australian work from playwright Matt Bostock, Short Blanket is a searing examination of tokenisation, representation and the ethics of selling stories in places that are seemingly never ready for them.
Content warnings include: sexual violence, violence, racial slurs, violence, coarse language, and non-consensual acting choices

Approximate running time: 90 minutes, no interval.




Matt Bostock – Writer

Tiffany Wong – Director & Producer

Aloma Barnes – Set Designer

Prema Yin – Sound Designer

Rachel Pui Yan Hui – Costume Designer

Alex Liang – Stage Manager

Ness Roque – Dramaturg

James Lau – Assistant Producer

Clara Wong – Marketing Manager

Liana Molina – Assistant Lighting Designer

Naomi Shen – Assistant Sound Designer



Andrea Magpulong – Lainey

Monica Russell – Gloria

Sayuri Narroway – Camille

Dominique Purdue – Dominique

Joseph Tanti – Joey


Please note that Meraki Mainstage has a strict lockout policy, and latecomers will not be admitted.

*ACCESSIBILITY: The Meraki Mainstage theatre is located on the second level of Meraki and is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible at present. It is accessed via two separate flights of stairs from the ground floor (the second flight including a corner half way up), each of which has a handrail.

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