Director Chris Bendall and actor Wahibe Moussa are taking part in a special staged reading of Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul, a fundraiser for on-the-ground charities in Afghanistan.

The pair first performed the play in 2007, a small show that became a big hit, critically-acclaimed and leading to a Victorian Green Room Award for Moussa. This reading reunites a number of the creatives from that production, including Tyler Coppin, Majid Shokor and Osamah Sami, as well as some new faces including Simon Burke, Geraldine Hakewill, Reza Momenzada, Mansoor Noor & Caroline Brazier as the Homebody.

Bendall and Moussa talk about how this reading came together, and Kushner’s tragically still-relevant play.


Chris Bendall – Director

“Watching the shocking events unfold in Afghanistan earlier this month was absolutely heartbreaking. Twenty years of struggle and progress swept away by the return to power of the Taliban just seems incomprehensible to me. So I began thinking about Homebody / Kabul, this marvellous and rich play that I had directed in Melbourne in 2007, with a small company I...