You get up. You go about your business. You expect to come back.

Random is an urgent, hard hitting drama about a day in the life of an ordinary family who are forced to face the sudden, shattering loss of their young brother and son. One female actor transforms into brother to sister, mother to father through a constant flow of poetic prose, propelling us through the aftermath of inexplicable violence.

Random is a reminder that behind any act of violence there is a story, a face, a family left to pick up the pieces.


“debbie tucker green has a poet’s feel for rhythm, a keen ear for urban patois, and the knack of telling a story elliptically, with vivid flecks of detail”
The Independent, UK

“Leticia Caceres’ direction is so sharp, you’ll need antiseptic”
John Bailey, Sunday Age

“Random is heart-wrenching theatre”
Cameron Woodhead Behind the Critical Curtain/ The Age

 “The most wholly satisfying theatre I’ve seen at the MTC this year”
Alison Croggon, Theatre Notes

“In a word, superb.”
Real Time Magazine

“This was such a perfect production for me that I booked tickets to go again the following day”

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse in association with Melbourne Theatre company and Sydney Opera House


Writer: debbie tucker green

Director: Leticia Caceres

Composer: Pete Goodwin (The Sweats)

Designer: Tanja Beer

Lighting Designer: David Walters

Cast: Zarah Newman

Production Manager: Laura Milke Garner

Stage Manager: Kylie Mitchell

Photographer: Sebastian Bourges

Past Seasons

Dates: 18 April to 4 May
Venue: La Mama, 205 Faraday St Carlton