Festival Program


Staged: The Lebs

Sat 1 Sep, 2.30pm
ACMI Studio 1

Experience performed readings from award-winning writer Michael Mohammed Ahmad’s confronting, claustrophobic, violent and unrelentingly authentic new novel The Lebs, which explores the experience of Lebanese-Australian students at Punchbowl Boys High School in Western Sydney. With Rani Pramesti.

Recommended for mature audiences. This session contains content related to abuse, mental illness, racism, sexism, ableism and homophobia.

This session is $22/$19. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 20 July.

Immerse yourself in a collection of vibrant one-off theatre performances with the Staged theatre series.


1 hour

Session code


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Session Artists

Michael Mohammed Ahmad is the founder and director of Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement. Ahmad was named a Sydney Morning Herald best young novelist of the year for his debut novel, The Tribe. His latest novel is The Lebs.

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