This year, Playwriting Australia is partnering
with the Royal Exchange in Manchester, to host a live streamed Masterclass,
with Joanna Murray-Smith.
Described by U.S. variety, as “Australia’s foremost female playwright”, Joanna Murray-Smith’s plays have been produced all over the world. Her plays include American Song, Switzerland, Pennsylvania Avenue, Fury, True Minds, Songs for Nobodies, Day One – A Hotel – Evening, The Gift, Rockabye, The Female of the Species, Ninety, Bombshells, Rapture, Nightfall, Redemption, Flame, Love Child, Atlanta, Honour and Angry Young Penguins. She has also adapted Hedda Gabler for the State Theatre Company of South Australia and Ingmar Bergman’s Scenes from a Marriage for Sir Trevor Nunn in London.
will take place of the 4th of May. All applicants must be; in Melbourne and available from 8am-12.30pm EST on that day. This process will
involve sharing your work (created during the masterclass, not previously) with
those in the room, and those watching the live stream.
Australia are calling for emerging playwrights, who would like to be
participants in this streamed masterclass. It is a remarkable, and rare
opportunity to improve your writing craft, with one of the Australian greats. Submissions will close on the 7th of April.