In One Act 2020


Actors Clare Larman & Emma Cox presenting a new ‘In One Act’ script at the first Performance Reading (Richmond Theatrette, 17th July 2019)


The 2020 IN ONE ACT program will begin with a writing workshop at Bargoonga Nganjin on 13th June and finish with two Performance Readings at Richmond Theatrette on 16th and 17th September.

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.

The program facilitator for 2020 will be Christine Croyden, an experienced Melbourne-based playwright and teacher, Christine also facilitated the 2019 program. Of the 15 participants who participated in the 2019 program, 10 went on to complete a short play. These were presented at the Performance Readings, which were directed by Mazz Ryan and held across two nights at Richmond Theatrette.


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.

For a summary and photos of IN ONE ACT 2019, click here.


Applications for In One Act 2020 will open on 1st April and close on 30th April.

The application link will be posted on THIS PAGE and on selected City of Yarra sites on 1st April 2020.



Writing Workshop 1
Saturday 13th June, 1 – 4pm
Bargoonga Nganjin (North Fitzroy Library)

Writing Workshop 2
Saturday 27th June, 1 – 4pm
Bargoonga Nganjin

Script Development with Actors
Saturday 15th August, 1 – 4pm
The Fitzroy Reading Room

Playreading Performance 1
Wednesday 16th September, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Richmond Theatrette

Playreading Performance 2
Thursday 17th September, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Richmond Theatrette


Check out IN ONE ACT at the Fitzroy Writers’ Festival

On Saturday 16th May, everyone is welcome to come along to the Fitzroy Writers’ Festival at the Fitzroy Town Hall and enjoy free Script Readings of some short plays written in the 2019 program. Again, keep an eye on this page and Yarra media for details as they come to hand.

A summary and photos of the IN ONE ACT Script Readings at the 2019 Fitzroy Writers’ Festival is available HERE.


Why participate in the IN ONE ACT program?

Read more about the program in these interviews with past participants:

Interview with ADELE SHELLEY

Interview with ANNA GOULD