One Hour No Oil
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.
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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.
Directed by Kenneth Moraleda with John Gomez Goodway, Shaw Cameron, Alec Steedman
Content warning: This production contains strong language, haze, references to mental health, self-harm, racism, and misogyny.
Running time: 90 minutes, no interval
Learn more about One Hour No Oil. Presented by Kwento and KXT.