Composer / Musician

Wael Zuaiter: Unknown


*Winner Best Sound/Music at the 2015 Green Room Awards
Wael Zuaiter: Unkown is a love story set against the backdrop of the Israeli – Palestinian conflict. Written and created by Jesse Cox it took form as a full length hybrid theatre piece as part of the Next Wave festival in Melbourne.


On the evening of 16th of October 1972 Wael Zuaiter, a Palestinian intellectual, was shot and killed by two Israeli Mossad agents in Rome. Earlier that night he had been with his Australian fiancé, painter Janet venn Brown.

Years later, Janet’s great-nephew, radio producer Jesse Cox, traces the story of Wael and Janet from Italy to the Middle East in an attempt to uncover why he was killed. Wael Zuaiter: Unknown is a new theatre work blending documentary, radio storytelling and the graphic novel with projection and live performance.

Joff’s Notes:

Joff’s notes and audio coming soon.

Writer / Director

Jesse Cox


Matt Huynh & Aldous Massie

Sound Design

Luke Mynott

Lighting design

Ben Shaw


Benjamin Zaugg

Script editor

Que Minh Luu