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.

Applications for IN ONE ACT 2021 will open on Monday 12th April and close on Friday 11th June.
The application is in the form of a questionnaire that may only be taken once.
To fill out the questionnaire, click on the following link:

IN ONE ACT 2021 – Application Form


The Facilitator for 2021 is experienced Melbourne-based playwright and teacher Christine Croyden, who facilitated the 2020 program. The Director for 2021 is Mazz Ryan, a writer, actor and director. Mazz also held this role in the 2020 program.


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

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

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

Playreading Performance 1
Wednesday 13th October, 7 – 8.30pm
Richmond Theatrette

Playreading Performance 2
Thursday 14th October, 7 – 8.30pm
Richmond Theatrette



You can read all about In One Act 2020 plus watch the recordings from the Performance Readings on our In One Act 2020 page.   


IN ONE ACT is an enjoyable and rewarding playwriting program, and new and emerging playwrights are encouraged to apply. All applicants will be notified of the selection outcome by Friday 25th June. Good luck!