3rd – 15th October

Six Degrees in Melbourne

 

17th – 22nd October

The Melbourne Monologues

ISABELLA GILBERT (right) was one of 8 actors who rose to the challenge of bringing multiple characters to life in MWT’s six-play theatrical event SIX DEGREES IN MELBOURNE, which played to appreciative audiences before closing with a matinee performance on Sunday 15th October. Photos and reviews will be published on this website soon!

JACK McGORLICK (right) is one of 6 actors currently performing in THE MELBOURNE MONOLOGUES, which is currently in production at La Mama Courthouse and will close on Sunday 22nd. The Melbourne Monologues features works by the following writers:

  • The Bystander is the Gatekeeper – Anita Sanders
  • Garry – Bruce Shearer
  • No FeetCarmen Saarelaht
  • To Understand – Katie Lee
  • Girls’ School Delights – Adele Shelley
  • Fairy Dust – Louise Baxter

We hope you will find an opportunity to come and see the beautiful showcase that is The Melbourne Monologues before it finishes. Tickets available online from   https://www.trybooking.com/RSQX   or buy your tickets in cash at the door 10 minutes prior to the commencement of the show.

To see photos from Page to Stage 2016, click here and here

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Q & A       with MWT writer ZOE BRINNAND

Q. You recently won Playtime Staged Readings 2017 for your script “My Big Fat Lesbian Greek Wedding”. What does winning this award mean to you, and for your future career?

A. It means so much! My plays thus far have focussed on queer female stories – I would love to get one on a main stage somewhere in Australia, and I believe this is a great step in that direction. It’s not only meaningful to me as a writer but this play is very personal. My partner is Greek and has faced great difficulty in coming out to her family and community. The play treats this issue with humour and humility and I hope it helps people see both the parent and child’s point of view in the coming out process.

Q.  How important are opportunities such as Playtime for the nurturing and growth of LGBTIQ writers and theatre-makers?

A. These opportunities are so important! There are so many amazing stories out there that need to be told and Playtime showcases that. All the entrants were great. One day however, I hope that we won’t need competitions such as Playtime and that LGBTIQ stories will simply be part of the wider landscape of theatre.

Q. What do you love most about the act of writing?

A. I love escaping into the world of the characters and seeing things from their perspective. With this play, I initially felt that the mother character may be out of touch with modern views on homosexuality, but I’ve come to really love her, understand her, and empathise with her. I hope the audience will feel the same 🙂

A second reading of My Big Fat Lesbian Greek Wedding will be taking place in the latter half of this year. Keep an eye on gasworks.org.au and zoebrinnand.com for further details.

Read more Q&A by MWT Members and Resident Writers ZOE BRINNAND

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