In One Act


The IN ONE ACT playwright development program will return in 2023.

The opening and closing dates for the 2023 program will be listed on this page in early 2023.


In the meantime, you can read about IN ONE ACT 2021 below. Some of our 2021 alumni, pictured, had never written a script prior to participating in the In One Act program, but now have the writing skills and confidence to pursue future playwriting opportunities. Could In One Act be the program YOU need to take your writing to the next level?


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 sixth year of this program.

Our 2021 participating Writers and Artists are pictured ABOVE. They were:

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


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 2023!