Page to Stage 2021

 

In 2021 MWT has developed four new, unproduced, full-length plays by MWT member through

PAGE TO STAGE

a dramaturgical program in which MWT playwrights are mentored by experienced dramaturgs

 

 

The Program commenced with the submission and selection of scripts on 30th April 2021.

It will culminate in THE SALON READINGS, to be presented online from 15th – 18th November 2021

 

 

THE SALON READINGS

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15th – 18th November 2021 
Nightly @ 7pm

Each Reading will be followed by a 15-mintute Q&A with the playwright.

 

Monday 15th November
‘The Jasmine Suite’
Writer: Michael Olsen
Dramaturg: Brooke Fairley
Director: Mazz Ryan

Tuesday 16th November
‘Tatiana, Dragon and Friend’
Writer: Inna Tsyrlin
Dramaturg: Cathy Hunt
Director: DB Valentine

Wednesday 17th November
‘Agenda Conversation’
Writer: MJ Wilson
Dramaturg & Director: Elizabeth Walley

Thursday 18th November
‘Blackspot Hotspot’
Writer: Bruce Shearer
Dramaturg: Callum Dale
Director: Alec Gilbert

 

To read about the Playwrights, Dramaturgs and scripts, click HERE.
To receive the audience log-in for any or all of THE SALON READINGS, email

melbournewriterstheatre@gmail.com

and tell us which Reading you’d like to come to.

We look forward to sharing these brand new plays with the public.

 

 

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ABOUT THE 2021 PROGRAM – GOALS and KEY STAGES

STAGE 1: Selection        April

We would like to thank everyone who submitted a script for consideration in Page to Stage. Applications closed on Tuesday 6th April, and all scripts were sent to our 2021 independent selector, Elizabeth Walley, for reading, feedback and selection. The following scripts were selected for development in Page to Stage 2021.

  • Tatiana, Dragon and Friend by Inna Tsyrlin
  • The Jasmine Suite by Michael Olsen
  • Blackspot Hotspot by Bruce Shearer
  • Agenda Conversation by MJ Wilson
    The following scripts were Highly Commended:
  • From Under a Rock by Mazz Ryan
  • Jitterbug by Brooke Fairley

STAGE 2: Reading of scripts by Dramaturgs        May
Each playwright has been paired with a dramaturg, with whom they will work closely on the further development of their script. We warmly welcome the following dramaturgs to this program:

  • Tatiana, Dragon and Friend by Inna Tsyrlin
    Dramaturg: Cathy Hunt
  • The Jasmine Suite by Michael Olsen
    Dramaturg: Brooke Fairley
  • Blackspot Hotspot by Bruce Shearer
    Dramaturg: Callum Dale
  • Agenda Conversation by MJ Wilson
    Dramaturg: Elizabeth Walley

STAGE 3: Meeting between Playwright and Dramaturg     June
The playwright and dramaturg meet for a face-to-face (actual or Zoom) discussion of the script.

STAGE 4: Redraft #1     July
Using feedback received at the Meeting, the playwright completes another draft of their script.

STAGE 5: Feedback from Dramaturg     July
The dramaturg provides feedback on the first redraft.

STAGE 6: Redraft #2    August
The playwright completes another draft of their script.

STAGE 7: Directors receive Scripts    September
The scripts are cast for reading before an audience.

STAGE 8: October Workshops    October
Workshopping of the scripts by writers, dramaturgs and actors, over four nights:
4th – 7th October 2021    7pm – 9pm each night

STAGE 9: Redraft #3    October
The dramaturg provides final feedback – the playwright completes a final draft.

STAGE 10: The Salon Readings  November
The scripts are presented to audiences on Zoom
from 15th – 18th November 2021