In Influence, Ziggi Blasco knows how to turn fear into hate. A talk-back host whose power rests in his influence over his audience, he fills Sydney’s airwaves with his appeals to a particular brand of ‘common sense’, his hard stance on terrorists and his lashings at political correctness. But in the private sphere, Ziggi’s influence is fading away. A scathing and bitingly funny play about the media personalities that dominate our lives and the divisions that can shatter families.
In Operator, charming young go-getter Jake is the ideal candidate for an executive position with a thriving local company. He’s welcomed aboard by his hardworking boss and co-worker Melissa, who has all the intelligence, industry and integrity Jake lacks. But Jake has a secret weapon: his skills at exploiting, manipulating and manoeuvring would put Machiavelli in the shade. He’s the Operator.