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Workshops to resume at Kensington Town Hall

Workshops to resume at Kensington Town Hall

We ran some highly enjoyable and productive monthly workshops via Zoom during the global pandemic, but are pleased to announce that for future workshops we will be returning to our usual venue - The Supper Room at Kensington Town Hall. MWT is a City of Melbourne...

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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 program is...

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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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Bargoonga Nganjin opens its doors to ‘In One Act 2018’

Bargoonga Nganjin opens its doors to ‘In One Act 2018’

The state-of-the-art library space that is Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library, has once again opened its doors for IN ONE ACT, a creative partnership between Yarra Libraries and MWT that gives new and emerging playwrights from the City of Yarra and beyond the...

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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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