What happens when playful banter...leads to ironic teasing...leads to identity theft...?
COLOURED ALIENS is a comedy about an interracial couple navigating their romance in the context of racism.
Mai Nguyen is an Asian-Australian playwright who soon discovers that ‘White Australia’ only wants her to write the ‘ethnic’ play. But that’s exactly the kind of story she can no longer tell. Her boyfriend Kevin O’Sullivan is a security guard (ex-spoken-word artist) who projects his own frustrated creativity onto her career. He gives Mai well-meaning, at times, pithy advice. Whilst Mai is away on a meditation retreat, Kevin decides to submit a pitch using her name. The fallout threatens both her career and their romantic partnership.
"...rib-ticklingly funny..." CHRIS BOYD, The Australian
“An absolute delight…” FLEUR KILPATRICK, Smart Arts 3RRR
Coloured Aliens received a Green Room Award Nomination 2018
- Comedy Sci Fi
- 64 minutes
- 1 female, 1 male
- The remainder of characters can be pre-recorded voices.
- teen, young adult, adult
- Australian Script Centre