Aslam Abdus-samad

Conceived through tired eyes, I Can’t Sleep is an interdisciplinary solo performance entwining autobiographical stories and folklore to examine sleeplessness. From monsters under the bed to anxiety – what is keeping you up during the witching hour? Escape your slumber for a dreamy performance.


Created and performed by Aslam Abdus-samad


ASLAM ABDUS-SAMAD is an actor, performance maker and writer. He holds a BA in Applied Theatre and a P. Grad Dip in Performance Creation. He maintains a practice as a physical theatre performer throughout Australia and Internationally.
He completed a 6 month internship with Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre, the Physical Theatre Program with Stella Adler Studio (NYC) and a training residency with IUGTE (Italy). He has completed actor training with NIDA, taught film in South Korea, managed the schools program with the Australian Theatre of the Deaf, taught drama in Singapore, trained in comedy improvisation in Spain and continues performing throughout Australia and abroad. Aslam is currently devising work with Milkcrate Theatre, The Q Theatre and Sydney Opera House.

Image: Aslam Abdus-samad.


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It is a condition of entry that patrons are double vaccinated. Face-masks are mandatory in all indoor venues across Sydney. Free disposable masks will be available at box office, but to lessen our impact on the environment, please bring one with you. Further COVID information.


Car: On-street metered parking around the venue.
Bus: Oxford Street 2 minute walk (333, 373, 399, 392, 394 and M10 buses).
Train: Museum Train Station 10-minute walk.


Your tickets can be transferred to another night in the same show's season (Friday or Saturday). If you feel unwell and have to stay home due to COVID we will refund your tickets minus transaction fees of 1.75% + 30c. Email us to arrange a refund prior to show commencement.

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