Season 2020

SEASON 2020

 

 

In 2020 MWT will again present its acclaimed Season of New Writing by members.

Season 2020 will feature:

THE METROPOLIS MONOLOGUES

a showcase of 6 original monologues

&

THE CITY PARK PLAYS

a showcase of 5 original short plays

 

Season 2020 will be presented from 3rd – 11th December
in the Main Hall, Kensington Town Hall.

 

THANK YOU

to everyone who submitted a script for Season 2020.

Our independent dramaturges have now made their selections, and we are delighted to announce the following results:

 

THE METROPOLIS MONOLOGUES

The six monologues SELECTED for performance in The Metropolis Monologues are:

This Devil Ship                                   Alison Knight

The Wave                                            Lois Maskiell

The Forgotten Return                    Michael Olsen

24k Magic Ringing                            Gregory Vines

The Ministry of Cicadas                  Louise Hopewell

Rita the Tale Teller                           Mazz Ryan

 

The following scripts are Commended:

The Bee                                               Belinda Campbell

The Echo of Rain                               Peter Farrar

The Case of the Mace                     Alison Knight

River God                                            Louise Hopewell

Just Go with the Flow                     Adele Shelley

*2020 Selector – Virginia Proud

 

THE CITY PARK PLAYS

The five scripts SELECTED for performance in The City Park Plays are:

Belinda Campbell     ‘Another Day At The Office’

Alison Knight     ‘Elysium’

Michael Olsen     ‘Sapling’

Mazz Ryan     ‘Take Me Home’

Bruce Shearer     ‘Out of this world’

 

The following scripts are Highly Commended:

Maree Collie     ‘Not Much Different to Us’

Louise Hopewell     ‘Let’s Get Personal’

Louise Hopewell     ‘Octopus Pot’

Bruce Shearer     ‘Spin The Wheel’

 

The following scripts are Commended:

Katie Lee     ‘Reading Between The Lines’

Bruce Shearer     ‘It’s Yours Now’

* 2020 Selector: Adele Shelley

 

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A couple of words about Season 2020

In response to the global pandemic and the impact this may have had on our Arts community, the usual submission fees for our annual Season of New Work were waived this year. This meant that all writers wishing to submit scripts for our Season 2020 – incorporating The Metropolis Monologues and The City Park Plays – did so free of charge, and the result was a record number of submissions received in each category. The selectors report that the standard of submissions received was also high. We were delighted to receive everyone’s scripts at this most challenging of times, and we sincerely thank all writers who submitted scripts.

It’s important for writers to note that the opportunities for the showcasing of new scripts through MWT’s annual season represent just two of the many, many opportunities for the presentation of new work that exist within the state of Victoria alone. We encourage writers whose scripts were not selected for Season 2020 to continue to redraft and develop these scripts, research potential markets for them, and, when the time is right, find them a theatrical Home.

 

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About MWT’s annual Seasons of New Writing

 

MWT has proudly presented its annual Season of New Writing since the organisation’s inception in 1982.

Since 2015, the Season has consisted of an annual Monologue showcase and Short Play collection.

For a snapshot of our Season 2019 shows, see below.

 

DARING DOG MONOLOGUES
12 – 21 September

For a summary and photos, click here.

&

SIX DEGREES AT A HOT MELBOURNE MARKET

13 – 23 November

For a summary and photos, click here.