Events at MWT


Send us your scripts!

The deadline for submissions to THREE DEGREES IN MELBOURNE IS Friday 28th October. THREE DEGREES is an exciting new addition to the MWT calendar for 2017. We’re looking for three brilliant 20-minute scripts that feature characters with the same names and address the same theme. Selected scripts will be workshopped and performed by MWT actors. Performance dates TBA. Read below for submission details!  

Your play must be set in MELBOURNE,
and contain:

TWO characters named Micky and Pete
They can be female or male, of any age, ethnicity, orientation and physical ability.
Just these two characters – no more.

This can be a relatively minor detail in your story, or a major plot point.

The theme: A SECRET

Scripts should be formatted in 11 or 12pt font and 1.5 spacing, and include a cover page with your contact details. (* As a guide, a 20-minute play runs to around 13 – 16 pages.) Please email them as a Word attachment to:
with Three Degrees in Melbourne in the header.

Participation in THREE DEGREES IN MELBOURNE is restricted to current financial members of MWT. Non-members may join MWT at the time of submitting. If you’re unsure of your membership status, please contact us.



Monthly Workshops

See MWT in action.

These are a great way to improve your writing and meet other playwrights. Come along to a rehearsed Script Reading, or participate in Eat My Words!, a Monologue Soiree or PAGE TO STAGE 2015, our annual Festival of new writing. All events take place on Monday nights at La Mama Courthouse, 349 Drummond St, Carlton.  They are created especially for MWT members, but non-members are also welcome to attend,

Our 2016 workshops are behind us, and we are now in preparations for our 2016 PAGE TO STAGE Season. This includes the following TWO shows, which both feature original work by MWT members:


October 24 – November 6      The World Without Birds

November 7 – 13    The Melbourne Monologues

December 5     Christmas Soiree


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Tickets are now on sale for our 2016 Season. From Christine Croyden’s 65-minute musical fable The World Without Birds to the six 10-minute stories that form The Melbourne Monologues, every script that you will see brought to life on the stage of La Mama Courthouse from 24th October – 13th November has been penned by a member of MWT. These are original, powerful, comical and memorable pieces of theatre that you will enjoy. We’ll see you there!


A Musical Fable

24th Oct – 6th Nov at La Mama Courthouse

When a Queen of the Birds meets two young COCKtails at the theatre she realises she’s about to fall from her perch, and possibly even face extinction. Together with her younger self, a chirpy songbird and notorious party girl, she embarks on a wild musical ride that takes them from disco to Weimer-style cabaret and back. A darkly comic tale of creativity, ageing and finding grace as we’re replaced by the next generation.

Written by Christine Croyden

Directed by Elizabeth Walley

Original songs by Ella Filar

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