Events at MWT

Monday 8th Oct @ 6.30pm

Finish This Script

La Mama Courthouse
349 Drummond St, Carlton

All MWT members, friends of MWT and their friends are invited to attend this fun evening of script readings and collaboration between writers, actors and audience members. How it works is this: YOU bring along a script you are writing or have written. If it’s unfinished, even better! You’ll need to bring 1 copy of the script for every character who appears in it so that our actors have a copy of it – so if your script has, say, 3 characters, we’ll need 3 copies. Under the guidance of our resident director Elizabeth Walley, MWT actors will then bring your script to life … but not in its entirety. They will finish their reading at a strategic point, and then ask your audience to guess What Happens Next – or perhaps just what they would like to happen.

There will be prizes for the responses deemed ‘Best’ by our panel of judges. This is a great opportunity to hear your words being lifted from the page and onto the stage, and a rare chance to elicit valuable feedback on a work-in-progress or a completed work from both fellow writers AND potential audiences. If you don’t have a script to bring, you’re welcome to just come and listen. Entry is FREE. RSVP below!

Wayner Pearn, Artistic Director

When? Monday 8th October @ 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Where? La Mama Courthouse – 349 Drummond St, Carlton

FINISH THIS SCRIPT is a free event, but your RSVP is appreciated. To register your attendance, please RSVP by Thursday 4th October to:





Our Monthly Workshops

These are a great way to improve your writing and meet other playwrights. Come along to a Script Reading, participate in one of our workshops or enjoy the work of MWT members at our Season 2018. 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,


January – no event
13th February – How to Write a Short Play
19th March – How to Write a Monologue
2nd April – Script Development night
7th May – Play reading – ‘Underground’
4th June – Season 2018 Script Development meeting
9th July – Season 2018 Script Development meeting
13th August – Season 2018 Script Readings with actors
10th September – In-One-Act performance readings
8th October – Finish This Script
November – No event
Thursday 13th December – Christmas Party


This year our season of new work will run from
13th November – 2nd December

13th – 25th November
Six Degrees in Melbourne

26th Nov – 2nd December
The Melbourne Monologues

And we finish the year with our Christmas Party on the revised date of Thursday 13th December.

We look forward to seeing you in the final months of 2018!


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Tuesday 13th Nov @ 7.30pm

Special PREVIEW performance 


La Mama Courthouse
349 Drummond St, Carlton

Join us at this special Preview performance of the 2018 season of Six Degrees in Melbourne – all tickets $20. An innovative production of 6 original, thematically linked short plays written by MWT members and directed by Mazz Ryan and Adele Shelly, Six Degrees in Melbourne is now in rehearsal. Last year’s show was described by one critic as ‘nuggets of gold in a bleak modern city … a great collage of the range of stories to be told in Melbourne by Melbournians’ – with this year’s stories pivoting around the dual themes of Flinders Lane and lost & found, our 2018 offering promises to be another evening of richly satisfying theatre. Six Degrees in Melbourne will run from 13th – 25th November. Info and TICKETS:


What? The FIRST production in MWT’s 2018 season of new work

When? Tuesday 13th – Sunday 25th November
NIghtly at 7.30pm   *The show on Tuesday 20th is a MATINEE at 11am

Where? La Mama Courthouse   349 Drummond St, Carlton

Duration  90 minutes

DIRECTORS  Mazz Ryan and Adele Shelley

WRITERS Joseph Austin-Crowe, Maree Collie, Katie Lee, Mazz Ryan, Bruce Shearer, Adele Shelley

ACTORS Tim Clarke, Caz Dawes, Sarah Hamilton, Stephanie King, Robyn Lester, Yvonne Matthew, Kyle Roberts, Rhys Hamlyn

TICKETS  on sale now from


Image: John Edwards