By Zoe Hogan Directed by Julia Patey

  • Venue Downstairs Theatre
  • Dates 5 – 21 April 2018

“How do you decide? What you’re willing to do?”

Dili, East Timor. A post-occupation playground where government and commercial interests collide.

Enter Joana: an Australian aid worker who has just arrived in the 21st century’s newest nation. There are dinner parties to host, village ceremonies to plan and a Nobel laureate to meet. As the arrival of Australia’s Foreign Minister looms, Joana must decide where her allegiances lie. It’s a decision that will take her all the way to The Hague.

Greater Sunrise takes us behind the closed doors of the biggest government scandal you’ve never heard of; a visiting Foreign Minister, Australia’s aid program, and billions of dollars hidden beneath the sea.


Writer Zoe Hogan
Director Julia Patey
Production Designer Tyler Ray Hawkins
Lighting Designer Benjamin Brockman
Sound Designer Clare Hennessy
Stage Manager Felix Hauge


Laurence Coy
Jose Da Costa
Cassandra Sorrell
Alexander Stylianou

  • What is 25A?

    This show is part of 25A.
    It has been made by independent and emerging artists.
    They have produced and marketed it themselves.
    They get 100% of the box office and the theatre for free.
    Their task is to make a show for less than $1500.

    Thanks for supporting the artists of the future.

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