Events at MWT

Monday 1st July @ 7pm

 

Writing Historical Drama

 

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How do you bring an historical figure to life on stage in a way that is authentic and entertaining, and will resonate with contemporary audiences? In this Q&A session, director Karyn Lee Greig will be joined by artists from MWT’s forthcoming production JENNIE! in a discussion about how they will capture a year in the life of 20th century suffragette Jennie Baines. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP by 5pm on Wednesday 26h June to: melbournewriterstheatre@gmail.com

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JENNIE! by B. W. Shearer
will run from 9th – 17th August
at Gasworks Arts Park.

 

For more information, including cast and crew details, and to buy tickets, please visit
https://gasworks.org.au/whats-on/jennie

or call Gasworks Arts Park on 8606 4200
during office hours.

 

 

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MWT members and non-members alike are warmly invited to attend our Workshops, which in 2024 run on Zoom from 7pm – 8pm on the first MONDAY of the month. At the end of each Workshop attendees can choose to stay online, have a chat and share news.

In some months we will offer an Event instead of a workshop. Details are below.

 


Put these dates in your 2024 diary!

 

February 5
Workshop #1
Outstanding Plays contain …
Facilitator: Brooke Fairley
*Zoom
This first workshop for 2024 will be preceded by the AGM at 6pm.

March 4  
Workshop #2
Writing Great Dialogue
Facilitator: Megan J. Riedl
* Zoom

April 8 
Workshop #3
Know your Characters
Facilitators: Louise Hopewell & Jennifer Munday
* Zoom

Saturday May 4 @ 2pm – 4pm
EVENT
Scripts @ The Dock
Excerpts from 8 new MWT plays are read by actors
* The Performance Space – Library at the Dock

June 3
Workshop #4
Story, Story, STORY
Facilitator: Naomi Sumner Chan
* Zoom

July 1
Workshop #5
Writing Historical Drama

Panelists: Karyn Lee Greig & Bruce Shearer
* Zoom

August 12
Workshop #6
The Winter Read
Group discussion of the play Prima Facie
Facilitator: Melissa Forge
* Zoom

September 2
EVENT
Monologue Soiree
5 new MWT monologues are read by actors
* Zoom

October 7
Workshop #7
Getting those Grants
Facilitator: Clare Mendes
* Zoom

November 11
EVENT
Short Play Soiree
5 new MWT short plays are read by actors
* Zoom

 

Monday 12th August @ 7pm

 

The Winter Read

 

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At our sixth workshop for 2024, regional playwright Melissa Forge (pictured below) will lead a discussion on Prima Facie, the standout 2018 play by Suzie Miller. If you’d like to join this group chat, please RSVP by 5pm on Wednesday 3rd July to: melbournewriterstheatre@gmail.com and we will send you a copy of the script and some questions as a premise for this session. Looking forward to a cosy winter read!

Melissa Forge