ONE HOUR NO OIL
by Kenneth Moraleda and Jordan Shea
26 OCTOBER – 06 NOVEMBER 2022
Kings Cross Theatre
Previews: 26, 27 & 28 October
Opening night Saturday 29 October
Tues- Sat 7.30pm Sunday 5pm
Closing night Sat 6 November 2022
Four years after migrating to Perth from the Philippines, aspiring primary school teacher Bhing works as a massage therapist. He struggles to reach a more satisfying life by regaining his teaching credentials and supporting his extended family, whilst working between clients.
Scott, a coal miner, arrives for his appointment, full of tension and unreasonable demands. Caught up in the gruelling cycle of the FIFO system, he faces a work culture that drills at his psyche.
Through a series of massage appointments, the two bring their polarising values and expectations of masculine friendship and intimacy to the forefront.
Through an inventive theatrical and musical language ‘One Hour No Oil’ interrogates the dilemmas of people of colour working in the Australian service industry, toxic masculinity, mental health within the mining work culture and finding friendship with people we have been conditioned to hate.
Content warnings: Major themes of racism, discussions and themes of mental illness and self harm.
John Gomez Goodway
Director Kenneth Moraleda
Writers Kenneth Moraleda & Jordan Shea
Composer, Sound Designer: Zachary Saric
Production Designer TBC
Lighting Designer TBC
Stage Manager TBC
Assistant Director TBC