Whilst our Chapel Street venue was abuzz with a season of full stage productions featuring new writing from around Australia and the world, we didn’t stop creating for a second.
June-July 2011 MKA spent a month making and developing new work, upstairs, in that big red, black and white building that also has that mainstage, state theatre company in it (the MTC Theatre). What is delightful is what went on inside. Whilst we were there we workshoped four entirely new works from four exciting young female Melbourne playwrights.
ABOUT THE SERIES
Each week, for four weeks, a young female playwright, with the support of a custom artistic team, workshopped a play by day; and then by night we opened the doors to you the public.
You were able to watch the work of making a play in progress. This can be a very private act but we invited you to share in it.
Some nights it was a play. Some nights it was interactive. Some nights even we didn’t know what wouldn’t happen.
You came. Observed. Participated. You were our guest.
Each play was created with entirely different processes; to honor the story being told; as an experiment; as a game; as a way of getting the best new writing.
Maybe you saw it happen.
THE PLAYS WERE:
Rockefeller by Kerith Manderson-Galvin
Monday June 27, Tuesday June 28, Wednesday June 29
The Sun Room by Elise Hearst
Monday July 4, Tuesday July 5, Wednesday July 6
Twins by Izzy Roberts-Orr
Monday July 11, Tuesday, 12, Wednesday 13
Tuesday. by Louris van de Geer
Monday July 18, Tuesday July 19, Wednesday July 20
MKA members saw it free…
It all went down at the The VIP Rooms, Level 2, the MTC Theatre, 140 Southbank Blvd, Southbank, VIC 3000