In One Act 2019

Applications for IN ONE ACT, the creative partnership between Yarra Libraries and MWT that gives new and emerging playwrights from the City of Yarra and beyond the opportunity to immerse themselves in an intensive five-stage writing program, opened on 1st February and will close on Friday 15th March. If you are interested in participating in the 2019 program, please click on this link:

This year, IN ONE ACT will be facilitated by respected playwright and dramaturge Christine Croyden, herself a City of Yarra resident. IN ONE ACT remains, remarkably, a free program. This ensures that everyone has the opportunity to participate. Having said that, there is an expectation that participants attend every session of the program. They are also expected to work solidly from the first workshop on 27th April to the final event on 18th July – submitting pieces of writing as required, sharing their writing as a group, and ultimately producing a script that can be read by actors in front of an audience.

This is the third year of IN ONE ACT, which will run across three venues on the following dates:

Writing Workshop 1
Saturday 27th April, 1 – 4pm
Bargoonga Nganjin (North Fitzroy Library)

Writing Workshop 2
Saturday 11th May, 1 – 4pm
Bargoonga Nganjin

Script Development with Actors
Satturday 8th June, 1 – 4pm
The Fitzroy Reading Room

Playreading Performance 1
Wednesday 17th July, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Richmond Theatrette

Playreading Performance 2
Thursday 18th July, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Richmond Theatrette

A selection of scripts created during In One Act 2018 will be presented on Saturday 6th April at the inaugural Yarra Writers’ Festival, to be held at the Fitzroy Town Hall.

Read more about the IN ONE ACT program, and hear from two of the 2018 participants, in these articles recently published in the Yarra News:

Interview with ADELE SHELLEY

Interview with ANNA GOULD

Again, applications for IN ONE ACT 2019 close on Friday 15th March.

We look forward to providing you with photos and updates in the months to come.

For a snapshot of the 2018 program, click HERE.