Events at MWT

Monday 4th March @ 7pm 

THE CRAFT OF THE MONOLOGUE

KENSINGTON TOWN HALL
30 – 34 Bellair St, Kensington

At this second workshop for 2019, you’ll learn how to create a powerful monologue. How do we tell a story with just one voice? This session, which will be presented by an experienced playwright, will combine instruction with in-class writing exercises, so please bring your pen and notepad or other writing device. *This workshop will be especially valuable for writers who wish to submit a short play for this year’s The Melbourne Monologues.
Cost $10, payable on the night. This class is limited to 15 participants. Please register at melbournewriterstheatre@gmail.com
by Monday 25th February.

Wayner Pearn, Artistic Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 CALENDAR

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MWT events will be held at

TWO venues in 2019

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PUBLIC READINGS
La Mama Courthouse
349 Drummond St, Carlton

 

MONTHLY WORKSHOPS
Kensington Town Hall
30 – 34 Bellair St, Kensington

 

PUBLIC READINGS

In 2019 we will be using the theatrical space of La Mama Courthouse (349 Drummond St, Carlton) for our public Public Readings series. Full-length scripts by MWT members will be presented at these evenings. Stay tuned for details of writers and scripts. Our Courthouse dates for the first half of 2019 are as follows:

March 11
April 8
June 3


MONTHLY WORKSHOPS

All members are invited to attend our Monthly Workshops, which run from 7pm – 9pm and conclude with a light supper. In 2019, these will be conducted at a brand new venue:

KENSINGTON TOWN HALL
30 – 34 Bellair St
Kensington
MAP

Kensington Town Hall is a beautiful, centrally located venue on leafy Bellair Street. It has state-of-the-art amenities and excellent disability access and facilities. Our workshops will be held in the Supper Room.

*** GETTING THERE ***

CAR
Kensington Town Hall is 15 mins’ drive (5 kms) from the CBD. Bellair St runs between Macauley Rd and Racecourse Rd and can be accessed via either road. There is ample free parking in and around the venue, including disability parking directly in front.
MAP

TRAIN
Kensington Town Hall is a 3-minute walk from Newmarket Station, or a 10-minute walk from Kensington Station. Both stations are on the Craigieburn line.

TRAM
The West Maribyrnong tram (No. 57) stops in front of Newmarket Plaza – from there, it’s a short walk to Kensington Town Hall.


2019 WORKSHOP DATES

February 4     
The Art of the Short Play  
* Preceded at 6.30pm by the AGM

March 4     
The Craft of the Monologue

April 1   
Script Development – Feedback on scripts written at Feb and March workshops

May 6    
A Bunch of Scripts #1 – Professional actors read your scripts

June 3    
Industry Speaker – script markets

July 1
The Melbourne Monologues – script meeting
Writers meet directors, followed by script readings with actors

August 5
Six Degrees in Melbourne – script meeting
Writers meet directors, followed by script readings with actors

September 2
Fringe 2019 – teaser

October 7
A Bunch of Scripts #2 – Professional actors read your scripts

November 4
Guest Speaker – About my work

December 2
MWT Christmas Party

 

Both our Public Readings and our Monthly Workshops will be promoted in advance, and in greater detail, via this website, our Facebook pages and our monthly e-newsletter Playbill. We look forward to seeing you at some of these events, which provide you with the opportunity to both develop your playwriting skills and to meet and socialise with other local playwrights.

 

 

 

Monday 4th February @ 7pm 

THE ART OF THE SHORT PLAY

KENSINGTON TOWN HALL
30 – 34 Bellair St, Kensington

At this first workshop for 2019, you’ll learn the techniques for taking an idea and developing it into a short play. The workshop, which will be presented by an experienced playwright, will explore plot, genre, characterisation, theatricality, and the art of using fewer words to say more. This will be a hands-on workshop, so please bring your pen and notepad or other writing device. *This workshop will be especially valuable for writers who wish to submit a short play for this year’s Six Degrees in Melbourne.
Cost $10, payable on the night. This class is limited to 15 participants. Please register at melbournewriterstheatre@gmail.com
by Friday 25th January.

AGM

The Art of the Short Play will be preceeded by MWT’s Annual General Meeting. All members are welcome to come along to this event, at which you will hear about MWT’s exciting plans for 2019!

When? Monday 4th February @ 6.30pm

Where? The Supper Room – Kensington Town Hall

Duration  30 minutes

RSVP   Appreciated, but not essential. Email melbournewriterstheatre@gmail.com or just turn up.

 

The AGM will be directly followed by The Art of the Short Play.