Events at MWT

Monday 1st July @ 7pm


Writing Historical Drama




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:

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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

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

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

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


Monday 12th August @ 7pm


The Winter Read




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: 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