In One Act 2019



The 2019 IN ONE ACT program began with a writing workshop at Bargoonga Nganjin on 28th April and finished with two Performance Readings at Richmond Theatrette on 17th and 18th July.

An annual creative partnership between Yarra Libraries and MWT, IN ONE ACT gives new and emerging playwrights from across the city the opportunity to immerse themselves in an intensive five-stage playwriting program. 2019 marked the third year of this exciting venture.

Above is a snap taken after the third workshop (Script Development with Actors), which was presented at the beautiful Fitzroy Reading Room on 8th June. Photo: Eliza Coyle, Yarra Libraries. On the bottom step, seated on the right-hand side, are playwright and program facilitator Christine Croyden and director Mazz Ryan. Of the 15 participants who began their creative journey with Christine on 27th April, 10 went on to present a script they had written at the Performance Readings. These were held across two nights at Richmond Theatrette. They featured the following writers and their scripts:

Wednesday 17th July

Suzette Misrachi     Tea for 3
Einat Bardea     Fishbowl
Gemma Flannery    Just a Quibble
Jenny Nam     To Learn Magic
Lisette Muratori    iTree2.0

Thursday 18th July

Sharon Peers     The Inheritance
Belinda Kirwan     Factory
Oliver Cowen     Stakeout
Jeremy Nguyen     The Memory Wars
Lisa McLean     The Obstacle Course
Here are some snaps from the 17th July performance. Scripts were read by Clare Larman, Kyle Roberts, Emma Cox and Joe Austin-Crowe, under the direction of Mazz Ryan.

IN ONE ACT is a free program, which 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 submit pieces of writing as required, sharing their writing as a group, and ultimately aim to produce a script that can be read by actors in front of an audience at the Performance Readings. In 2019, the program was presented as follows:

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
Saturday 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


In One Act at the Fitzroy Writers’ Festival

On Saturday 6th April, two scripts from In One Act 2018 were showcased at the Fitzroy Writers’ Festival. A summary and photos are available HERE.


Why participate in the IN ONE ACT program?

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

Interview with ADELE SHELLEY

Interview with ANNA GOULD

For a snapshot of the 2018 program, click HERE.


Applications for IN ONE ACT 2020

Applications for IN ONE ACT 2020 will open in February 2020. Stay tuned for application details and closing dates!