From the Desk – September 2017

SO YOU WANT TO SUPPORT THE ARTS? JUST BUY A TICKET.

If you scroll down, you will see that Melbourne Writers’ Theatre has a big month of theatre coming up. Between 26th September and 22nd October, we will present three shows. First, St Kilda Stories. Second, Six Degrees in Melbourne. Third, The Melbourne Monologues. At the last count, I believe we had a total of 23 actors to pay. Director, lighting designer, stage manager. Set, costumes, venue costs.

We love what we do. We love developing your stories, bringing them to life on stage, and developing you as writers and performers. Without this uncompromising, unwavering commitment, we would simply be unable to operate – after 35 years, we remain an unfunded arts organising, a stalwart of the Melbourne theatre community, and believe me when I tell you it’s for love of art, not money.

At Melbourne Writers’ Theatre, we remain committed to supporting the arts by creating them. We would be gratified if you could support them by purchasing them – three times, if your budget permits.

Again, St Kilda Stories. Then Six Degrees in Melbourne. Lastly, The Melbourne Monologues. Have no fear, it’s money well spent. All of these shows will be good.

Thank you, arts supporters.

Clare Mendes
Company Manager
Melbourne Writers’ Theatre