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 marked the fifth year of this program.

Our 2021 participating Writers and Artists are pictured ABOVE, and are listed again below:

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 was Melbourne-based playwright and teacher Christine Croyden. The Director for 2021 was Mazz Ryan, a playwright, actor and director. 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)
*In 2021, this was moved to Zoom

Writing Workshop 2
Saturday 31st July, 1 – 4pm
North Fitzroy Library (Bargoonga Ngangin)
*In 2021, this was moved to Zoom

Script Development with Actors
Saturday 28th August, 1 – 4pm
The Reading Room – Fitzroy Town Hall
*In 2021, this was moved to Zoom

Performance Readings
Tuesday 19th October, 6.30 – 9pm
The Richmond Theatrette
*In 2021, this was presented via Webinar


You can watch the Recording of The Performance Readings at:


And click HERE to download the Program




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 participants enjoyed their IN ONE ACT journey,
and that their time spent in this creative development program
will provide a foundation for future writing endeavors.



We look forward to presenting IN ONE ACT again in 2022!