IN ONE ACT 2020
In 2020 In One Act developed the scripts of a new group of Victorian writers, including those pictured above.
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. 2020 marks the fourth year of this exciting venture.
Applications for In One Act open every year on 1st March and close on 30th April. This year we welcomed the following Participants (listed in alphabetical order) to In One Act 2020:
Megan J. Riedl
This 2020 program began with a writing workshop on 13th June and culminated in two Performance Readings on 16th and 17th September. Given the government restrictions in place in Melbourne for much of this year, all of the sessions were delivered online via Zoom. Our hard-working participants did not miss a beat, and by the end of the five-stage program had each written, workshopped, redrafted and presented an original short play.
You can read a bit more about some of our 2020 participants here.
The full Program with the names of the Writers, Actors and scripts presented at the Performance Readings can be viewed here.
And here are the recordings of the Performance Readings. Enjoy!
Writing Workshop 1
Saturday 13th June, 1 – 4pm
Writing Workshop 2
Saturday 20th June, 1 – 4pm
Script Development with Actors
Saturday 15th August, 1 – 4pm
Playreading Performance 1
Wednesday 16th September, 7 – 8.30pm
Playreading Performance 2
Thursday 17th September, 7 – 8.30pm
On behalf of Melbourne Writers’ Theatre and Yarra Libraries, would like to thank everyone who participated in In One Act 2020. We hope you enjoyed this immersive playwriting experience, and wish you success with your future writing endeavours!
Coordinator – In One Act 2020
Applications for IN ONE ACT 2021 will open on 1st February and close on 30th April.
Details of how to apply will be posted in January 2021.
Why participate in the IN ONE ACT program?
You can hear from some 2019 participants in this brief video: In One Act 2019
For a summary and photos of In One Act 2019, clickhere.
And you can read more about the program in these interviews with past participants: