Congratulations on a successful Fringe season!

Our 2018 Fringe production Stark. Dark. Albert Park. was presented from 14 – 22 Sept at Gasworks Arts Park. This monologue showcase was directed by Elizabeth Walley and featured original monologues by Bruce Shearer, Mazz Ryan, Clare Mendes, Russell Bywater and Alec Gilbert, with performances by Alec Gilbert, Kyle Roberts, Mazz Ryan, Emma Cox, Cosima Gilbert & Isabella Gilbert.

Stark. Dark. Albert Park. attracted appreciative audiences and strong reviews:

Some photos from the show can be seen at right, and more photos and show footage will be available on this website in weeks to come. Until then, congratulations to everyone who helped us to bring Stark. Dark. Albert Park. to life! We had a lot of fun making this show.


It’s time to get ready for Season 2018.

Our Season 2018 will soon be presented at La Mama Courthouse. It all starts with Six Degrees in Melbourne, which will run from 13th – 25th November – tickets for this show may now be purchased at   This two-week season will be followed by a one-week season of The Melbourne Monologues – full details of this show will soon be available on this website. We are excited about these two productions, which together will provide opportunities for a diverse range of MWT writers, actors and directors.


It has been a rich and fantastic year for the writers and actors of MWT.
Here are our remaining events at a glance:

*** OCTOBER 8 **
‘Finish This Script’
A fun night of script readings – everyone welcome! DETAILS

*** NOVEMBER 5 ***
There will be no event in November.

*** NOVEMBER 12 – DECEMBER 2      SEASON 2018 ***
November 13 – November 25    Six Degrees in Melbourne
November 26 – December 2    The Melbourne Monologues

*** DECEMBER 10 ***
MWT Christmas Party – everyone welcome!

*Our events are held at La Mama Courthouse, 349 Drummond St, Carlton.

*Banner photo: Mare Maticevski
*Photos at right: John Edwards



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Q & A       with MWT writer Martin Rice


Q. Who do you write for? Yourself, your audience, an unseen audience – who?
The clearest answer I can give for this is that I write mostly for myself; to understand my world, particularly the intersect between what I have experienced to be real and what I feel to be real. I also hope to inspire my students (I am a secondary teacher)

Q. How would you describe your writing style?
I can tell you I love magic realism and a hint of the supernatural. This is how I would describe my writing, and how I hope an audience would, too.

Q. Is there a play you are bursting to write?
I’m bursting to finish the one I have been working on; in fits and starts, for the past couple of years. It is the origin of my monologue ‘The Charon’ and I am very close to being happy about it. A touch of myth, a touch of drag and a dash of reality.

Martin’s monologue ‘The Charon’ will be performed at the 2018 season of The Melbourne Monologues, which will run from 26th November – 2nd December at La Mama Courthouse.

Top left – a scene from Martin’s 2016 play Gaijin (Brunswick Mechanics’ Institute)
Bottom left – a scene from Martin’s 2017 short play The Woman and the Box (Six Degrees in Melbourne, La Mama Courthouse)

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