In One Act 2021


An annual creative partnership between Yarra Libraries and MWT, IN ONE ACT gives new and emerging playwrights living in the City of Yarra and beyond the opportunity to immerse themselves in an intensive five-stage playwriting program. 2021 marks the fourth year of this program.

Our 2021 participating Writers and Artists are pictured ABOVE. We are delighted to welcome all of our participants to this year’s program. In no particular order, they are:

Kym Westbury
Ian Nott
Sue Gunningham
Barbara Yazbeck
Richard Mealey
Karyn Greig
Nick Thomson
Maree Collie

You can read MORE about each of these people HERE.

The Facilitator for 2021 is Melbourne-based playwright and teacher Christine Croyden, who facilitated the 2020 program. The Director for 2021 is Mazz Ryan, a playwright, actor and director. Mazz also held this role in the 2020 program. The Program Coordinator is Clare Mendes, a playwright, producer and the Company Manager of MWT.




Writing Workshop 1
Saturday 17th July, 1 – 4pm
North Fitzroy Library (Bargoonga Ngangin)
Seminar Room 2

Writing Workshop 2
Saturday 31st July, 1 – 4pm
North Fitzroy Library (Bargoonga Ngangin)
Seminar Room 1

Script Development with Actors
Saturday 28th August, 1 – 4pm
The Reading Room – Fitzroy Town Hall

Playreading Performance
Tuesday 19th October, 6.30 – 9pm
To be delivered via Webinar.
* Please note the change of date and delivery mode.



You can read about our 2020 participants and the plays they developed during In One Act 2020 at   

And you can watch the Recordings of the 2020 Performance Readings here:

Performance Reading #1

Performance Reading #2


We hope that all of our 2021 writers will enjoy their IN ONE ACT journey
and we look forward to sharing their brand new plays
with all MWT members and the broader arts community
at the Playreading  Performance. This was originally scheduled for
Richmond Theatrette, but will now be delivered via Webinar on
Thursday 14th October from 6.30pm – 9pm.
Invitation details will be posted soon.