House Sisters - all three sisters

Photo: Sarah Walker


2019: Presented by Monash University, Centre for Theatre and Performance

2019: Commissioned and presented by Monash University, Centre for Theatre and Performance

Creative team

Writer Michele Lee

Director Kat Henry

Performers Nesceda Blake, Mudit Dhami, Caitlin Duff, Hannah Johnson, Eleanor Jordan-Gahan and Callum Straford

Design mentor Jason Lehane

Set and costume design Adele Cattenazzi

Lighting design Matthew Wanford

Sound design Ashleigh Basham

Production manager Lisa Nichols

Stage manager Kelly Wilson

Producer Daniel Lammin (Producer & Programmer, Monash Centre for Theatre and Performance)



Full-length play, stage


First there was Bettina Small, then Joanna Small, then Rowena Small. When they were children, their dad took them and their mum on a small boat to travel for 1000 days on the seas. The boat sank at 983 days. Now they are adults, and Bettina would rather forget it, Joanna can’t stop thinking about it and Rowena is running as far away from it as she can. That can only take them so far though, and planes have started falling out of the sky. House Sisters is a millennial farce on dislocation, longing, estrangement and how to find your family again when it’s fallen apart.

Production photos

By Sarah Walker


Available from Australian Plays.


Development and presentation: Monash University

Publisher: Australian Plays