MWT News

EOIs for Gasworks Script Lab open on 1st May!

      Playwright and theatre-maker LAURA LETHLEAN (pictured) will join the Gasworks Script Lab program as a Facilitator in 2024. Laura will deliver the workshops for writers who participate in the Experienced stream, supporting them in the further...

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Sharpen your skills with an MWT Workshop

Sharpen your skills with an MWT Workshop

  MWT’s monthly Workshops offer a great opportunity to sharpen your existing playwriting skills, and also to develop new skills.   They are delivered by professional facilitators, playwrights, dramaturges and industry professionals. Unless otherwise...

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First-ever scripts written in Gasworks Script Lab

First-ever scripts written in Gasworks Script Lab

  ‘Before Gasworks Script Lab, I had never written a script.’ It was a response echoed by a number of participants from the Emerging stream of Gasworks Script Lab. A creative partnership between Melbourne Writers’ Theatre and Gasworks Arts Park and presented for...

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Page to Stage 2023 News

Page to Stage 2023 News

    PAGE TO STAGE is an intensive six-month dramaturgical program offered by Melbourne Writers’ Theatre. From May – November 2023, four MWT playwrights will participate in Page to Stage 2023, each working in a one-on-one collaboration with an experienced...

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The playwright speaks – Mykhailo Krupnik

The playwright speaks – Mykhailo Krupnik

"Writing a play is like carving a piece for a machine called Life. At the same time, there is a craftsperson in every artist. A real artist who invents something must have a base part. And then compose. Using the basic skill, they formalise the idea. Make it into...

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Plays announced – Page to Stage 2022

Plays announced – Page to Stage 2022

  We are excited to announce our selected playwrights and scripts for Page to Stage 2022. Congratulations to Louise Hopewell, Richard Mealey, Mag O'Brien and Alison Campbell Rate, whose scripts will receive intensive one-on-one dramaturgy from June to November....

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In Conversation with Inna Tsrylin

In Conversation with Inna Tsrylin

  Inna Tsrylin's play 'Tatiana, Dragon and Friend' was one of four new scripts developed this year in MWT's Page to Stage dramaturgical program. In the lead-up to the online presentation of 'Tatiana, Dragon and Friend' in The Salon Readings on Tuesday 16th...

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Who is the Lady of Music?

Who is the Lady of Music?

Meet Maree Collie, an MWT playwright and In One Act participant. For In One Act, Maree has written the short play 'The Lady of Music'. The latest draft of this was read by actors Clare Larman, Amir Rahimzadeh, Marli Van Der Bijl and Kyle Roberts at Session #3 of In...

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‘In One Act 2021’ launched on 17th July

‘In One Act 2021’ launched on 17th July

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...

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Meet MJ Wilson – Page to Stage 2021

Meet MJ Wilson – Page to Stage 2021

MJ Wilson’s background in the performing arts was established as a professional actor in the 1980’s. Wilson’s performance background informs his writing practice.  More recently, MJ has crafted performance works and emerging practice as an independent producer. This...

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Kensington Town Hall … we’ll be back!

Kensington Town Hall … we’ll be back!

We ran some highly enjoyable and productive monthly workshops via Zoom in 2020, and so far in 2021 we have combined online sessions with some face-to-face gatherings at our usual venue, Kensington Town Hall. We look forward to returning to this stately building for...

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12 Writers selected for ‘In One Act 2020’

12 Writers selected for ‘In One Act 2020’

  MWT member Megan J. Riedl (pictured) is one of 12 writers selected for participation in this year's IN ONE ACT playwriting development program, which will commence on 13th June. Now in its fourth year, this five-stage...

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Season 2020 – selected scripts announced!

Season 2020 – selected scripts announced!

  We received a record number of submissions for this year's annual Season of New Work. Well done to all MWT writers for continuing to think, dream and write during a worldwide pandemic - our independent selectors faced a tough task indeed in selecting scripts...

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MWT presents at the Fitzroy Writers’ Festival

MWT presents at the Fitzroy Writers’ Festival

On Saturday 6th April, the historic Council Chambers of the Fitzroy Town Hall formed the backdrop for two rehearsed readings presented by MWT. As part of the Fitzroy Writers' Festival, MWT was invited to showcase some of the work created at the 2018 In One Act...

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And then the scripts were workshopped …

And then the scripts were workshopped …

This year at MWT, the playwright has been placed squarely at front and centre. In an effort to support our writers at every stage of the writing process, this year's development program includes events such as the recent 2018 Script Development workshop (La Mama...

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Peter Green reviews ‘The Melbourne Monologues’

Peter Green reviews ‘The Melbourne Monologues’

In its third year, 'The Melbourne Monologues' proved popular with audiences at La Mama Courthouse. All reviews can be found at https://melbournewriterstheatre.org.au/2017-melbourne-monologues/    In the meantime, here is a transcript of the review written by Peter...

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‘A wonderful evening’ – The Melbourne Monologues

‘A wonderful evening’ – The Melbourne Monologues

MWT's signature show, The Melbourne Monologues, opened on 17th October and will run till 22nd October. Strong reviews have started to roll in, with Samsara Dunston describing the Monologues as 'a wonderful evening' featuring 'six exciting writers ... with a range of...

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Tickets for ST KILDA STORIES are now on sale

Tickets for ST KILDA STORIES are now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for ST KILDA STORIES, to be presented at The National Theatre from 26th - 30th September. Tickets are available at http://www.nationaltheatre.org.au/st-kilda-stories.html or call (03) 9525 4611 OR...

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In-One-Act ‘a fruitful experience’

In-One-Act ‘a fruitful experience’

The inaugural 'In-One-Act' Program, a workshop series developed by Yarra Libraries in partnership with MWT, proved to be a success, with participants from a wide range of backgrounds and levels of experience enjoying the opportunity to develop their playwriting skills...

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TRASH receives strong reviews

TRASH receives strong reviews

We'd like to thank all of the MWT members who came to see Trash Goes Down The River (13th - 24th June). Written by Clare Mendes, directed by Elizabeth Walley and featuring performances by Alec Gilbert, Emma Cox and Clare Larman, Trash was in many ways an MWT...

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Review – THE MELBOURNE MONOLOGUES

Review – THE MELBOURNE MONOLOGUES

Peter Green, reviewing THE MELBOURNE MONOLOGUES on the 'Arts Weekly' program, Radio 3MBS-FM, on 12th Nov. spoke enthusiastically both about Melbourne Writers' Theatre and the show, which ran from 8th - 13th November at La Mama Courthouse: 'Tuesday night at the Carlton...

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The Melbourne Monologues – tickets now on sale!

The Melbourne Monologues – tickets now on sale!

Tickets for THE MELBOURNE MONOLOGUES, which will run from 8th - 13th November at La Mama Courthouse, are now on sale and can be purchased at http://www.trybooking.com/MSMO  SIX new works by MWT writers, SIX actors, SIX nights. We believe this show will be terrific,...

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Part of La Mama’s 2016 program

Part of La Mama’s 2016 program

http://lamama.com.au/2016-spring-program/mwt THE WORLD WITHOUT BIRDS, written by Christine Croyden and selected as the featured play in MWT's 2016 Season, has just been listed in La Mama's Spring program. We hope all members will come along to the Courthouse from 26th...

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