Events at MWT

Monday 12th June @ 7pm


As playwrights, scripts are our lifeblood, our tool of trade. When we’re not writing them, we need to see scripts that others have written being brought to life on stage. And we need to READ scripts. For this special winter event, we ask you all to bring along a play script that has inspired you, shaped the way you write or even altered your life. Brecht, Pinter, Bovell? Caryl Churchill, Annie Baker, Hannie Rayson? Let’s talk about dialogue that makes us catch our breath, characters who strike a nerve, and stories that are at their finest when delivered on a stage.



Receive a double pass to UNA

Thanks to our friends at Madman Entertainment, members and guests who attend THE WINTER READ will reach receive a double pass to the special theatrelovers’ screening of UNA on Thursday 15th June at 6,30pm at Cinema Nova.

Based upon the provocative Olivier Award winning play Blackbird by David Harrower (who also wrote the film’s screenplay), UNA is directed by Australian theatre/film director Benedict Andrews. It is an Australian production and stars Ben Mendelsohn, Rooney Mara and Riz Ahmed. From the promoter: ‘UNA tackles some incredibly bold and contentious subject matter; however what’s most impressive is how Benedict handles this so gently and sensitively.’ You can read more about UNA here

To register your attendance for The Winter Read and receive your free tickets to UNA,



The Winter Read is a FREE event for MWT members and guests. Drinks will be available for purchase on the night.

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 2017, 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,


In 2017 our monthly events will be held at La Mama Courthouse on the following dates. We are currently planning the format for each event, and will inform you of our plans on this website and via our monthly e-newsletter Playbill. In the meantime, please jot down these dates in your diary:

12th June
10th July
21st August
11th September

Our 2017 Page to Stage season will be presented at La Mama Courthouse from 2nd – 22nd October 2017.


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Monday 10th July @ 7pm
Script Readings

Listen to readings of scripts written at this year’s In-One-Act program, led by Elizabeth Walley in partnership with Yarra Libraries. New writers, new scripts, a convivial supper. A stimulating evening of theatre is in store!

Mare Maticevski (Community Programs Officer, Yarra Libraries) with Elizabeth Walley (Melbourne Writers’ Theatre)


All MWT members are welcome at this free event.


RSVP by Wednesday 5th July to: