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Sep 4 - Sep 15 2024.   


Wed: 6.30pm. Thurs, Fri, Sat: 7.30pm. Sun: 3pm. Running time: 70 mins
La Mama Courthouse
349 Drummond Street, Carlton VIC

Where it starts. How it ends.

A new Australian play by Paul Mitchell
Directed by Therésa Borg
Composed by Simon Mason
Designed by Filipe Filhia 


Paul Mitchell's new play is a story about the terrible damage caused by family violence and the restoration of hope. 

Seventeen year-old Liam spends days locked in his room attempting to process memories of the death of his brother, due to his father's violence. What will lead Liam to a place where he is ready to rejoin the world beyond the bedroom door.

You're the Man is informed by historical incidents of family violence in Melbourne. 

You’re the Man is ultimately a story of hope. It challenges justifications men make for their behaviour, seeks paths of healing for victim-survivors, and shows the tenderness and strength possible in renewed masculinity.


“The work is a challenging psychological and emotional exploration…I was on the edge of my seat” – Helen Garner on Paul’s monologue, Ragdoll

“moving and enthralling … assured direction by Theresa Borg” – Kate Herbert, Herald Sun (The Light in the Piazza)


Content Warnings: Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Children

Produced by Monstrous Theatre and Paul Mitchell 

Image by Darren Gill

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