2020 – The Metropolis Monologues & The City Park Plays

MWT’s annual season of New Writing

A THEATRICAL DOUBLE-BILL
17th – 22nd December

THE MC SHOWROOM

 

In 2020, for the first time ever, MWT presented its annual Monologues and Short Play seasons as a double-bill event. THE METROPOLIS MONOLOGUES and THE CITY PARK PLAYS (in previous years known as The Melbourne Monologues and Six Degrees in Melbourne) were presented together across six nights. The scripts for both productions were selected through a blind-read process from scripts submitted by MWT members. The show blurb ran as follows:

A distant, spectacular wave. A lost civilisation, stumbled upon. A young woman in search of love. An office hidden in Flagstaff Gardens. A sapling with a message. A romp through the park and into the paranormal …In this magical evening of theatre, you’ll be drawn into the secrets of The Metropolis Monologues before being entertained by the stories of The City Park Plays. This double-bill event features 12 actors, 3 directors and 11 scripts. Theatre is BACK! And we’d love to have you at ours.

 

THE METROPOLIS MONOLOGUES

Written by Alison Knight, Lois Maskiell, Michael Olsen, Gregory Vines, Louise Hopewell, Adele Shelley
Performed by Marli van der Bijl, Tim Clarke, Emma Choy, Annie Morris, Alec Gilbert, Cosima Gilbert
Stage Manager
  Barbara Toohey
Stage Assistant  Maree Collie
Producer Clare Mendes
Directed and Designed by Elizabeth Walley

Read the full Show Program
pp1 & 4     pp2 & 3

THE CITY PARK PLAYS

Written by Belinda Campbell, Alison Knight, Michael Olsen, Mazz Ryan, Bruce Shearer
Performed by Emma Choy, Lansy Feng, Rhys Hamlyn, Jonny Kinnear, Amir Rahimzadeh, Kyle Roberts, Sue Rosenwax, Marli van der Bijl
Stage Manager  Barbara Toohey
Stage Assistant  Maree Collie
Producer Clare Mendes
Directed and Designed by Virginia Proud and Mazz Ryan

Read the full Show Program
pp 1 & 5     pp 2, 3 & 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

REVIEWS and Articles

https://www.theatrepeople.com.au/melbourne-writers-theatre-the-metropolis-monologues-and-the-city-park-plays/

https://www.stagewhispers.com.au/reviews/metropolis-monologues-and-city-park-plays

https://artsreview.com.au/melbourne-writers-theatre-the-metropolis-monologues-the-city-park-plays/

http://www.whatdidshethink.com/p/metropolis-city.html?m=1

https://www.theatrepeople.com.au/the-metropolis-monologues-and-the-city-park-plays/

 

VIDEO

To be supplied

 

SHOW PHOTOS

 

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