Queer Playwriting Award Showcase

Witness the first staged readings of brand new queer focused theatre works



UPDATE: Midsumma congratulates all of the 2020 finalists who presented their work as part of Midsumma Festival 2020, including the 2020 winner Maeve Marsden for Home Fires Burning >> See the full details


Join us for a night of queer-focused theatre featuring fresh 15 minute excerpts from finalists: Butterfly Kicks by Jamila Main, Gravity by Bradford Elmore, Home Fires Burning by Maeve Marsden and New Wave by Margot Morales Tanjutco. Experience new work, engage with new playwriting talent and have your say in the 2020 Award selection.

Ticket purchase includes a complimentary beverage

The 2020 list of finalists

Home Fires Burning by Maeve Marsden
Ruth and Judith are breaking up, but they’ll be damned if they let their Sunday family lunch tradition go. A lesbian divorce farce, Home Fires Burning satirises society’s obsession with the nuclear family, via food fights, fierce debates and overpriced cheese.
Butterfly Kicks by Jamila Main
Butterfly Kicks follows three teenage girls as they experience queer self-discovery and first love, fuelled by teenage adrenaline, salt water, and underage vodka.
Gravity by Bradford Elmore
Bradford Elmore’s semi-autobiographical debut play is a poignantly unapologetic story about one man’s need to understand his bisexuality, and the ways love moves us when gender is only part of the question.
New Wave by Margot Morales Tanjutco

New Wave is a punk-fuelled coming-of-age comedy about rebellion, rebranding revolutions, and the first love you might meet along the way.

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Event & ticketing details


Auslan Interpreted
Wheelchair Access
Assistive Listening

Dates & Times

When Tue 28 Jan 7pm
Duration 1hr 30m


Full $22.00 - (includes a free drink)
Concession $18.00 - (includes a free drink)


Gasworks Arts Park - Studio Theatre

21 Graham St, Albert Park

Get directions


1 to stop 31


236 to Graham/Pickles St | bus 606 to Bridport/Richardson St

Event notes


New Work


These are new works. They may contain adult content/coarse language. Check back closer to the event for further details.

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