The Yarra Monologues

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In 2023, Melbourne Writers’ Theatre will showcase original new monologues in

T H E   Y A R R A   M O N O L O G U E S



will provide an opportunity for emerging playwrights from
Melbourne Writers’ Theatre and writers living in the City of Yarra
to test out their brand new writing in front of a local audience,
with MWT actors reading their Monologue scripts (3 – 10 minutes in length)
on stage at the Richmond Theatrette, a fully-accessible 80-seat theatre
located at 415 Church Street, Richmond.


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The Richmond Readings #1
Tuesday 2nd May
7pm – 9pm

The Richmond Readings #2
Tuesday 5th September
7pm – 9pm


Submissions for The Yarra Monologues for 2023 closed on 31st March.


Thank you to all writers who submitted scripts. The following scripts will be presented in 2023.


Tuesday 2nd May @ 7pm – 9pm


An appreciate audience consisting of artists, supporters and interested locals came along to the Richmond Readings on 2nd May. 

Event Host: MJ Wilson     Director: Elizabeth Walley     Sound: John Jenkin     Event Assistant: Gregg Vines     Videographer: MJ Wilson


R U N N I N G   O R D E R

FISH ON THE CEILING  written by AJ Carney  
Actor: Sarah Hamilton

GOOD ABOUT M’SELF  written by Roslyn Varley
Actor: Alec Gilbert

TINA’S MERRY GO ROUND  written  by Maddy Lee
Actor: Jessica Martin

ICE MIST  written by Bruce Shearer
Actor: Gabriel Ng 

SECOND COMING  written by Caroline Gilbo
Actor: Jessica Martin

SOUL MATES  written by Louise Hopewell
Actor: Sarah Hamilton

THE CHAIR   written by Maree Collie
Actor: Alec Gilbert  


We look forward to showcasing the following writers and scripts in Part 2 of this event, which will be presented on 5th September:

Tuesday 5th September @ 7pm – 9pm

Nicky Smith                       The Ride

Barbara Yazbeck               Juana, Regina

Alison Knight                     Well-preserved

Peter Farrar                       Coming Home

Bethany                              The Painting

MJ Wilson                          Branding Man


Everyone is warmly invited to attend this FREE event. The ticket link will be displayed on this page in August.


If you have any queries about The Yarra Monologues, please contact us at   



MWT gratefully acknowledges the venue support provided by the City of Yarra for the presentation of The Yarra Monologues.