Queer Playwriting Showcase

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New Wave by Margot Morales Tanjutco, QPAS 2020, by Suzanne Balding

The 2021 Queer Playwriting Award semi-finals

Join us for back-to-back nights of queer-focused theatre and help us decide on our Queer Playwriting Award Showcase finalists for Midsumma Festival 2021. Eight shortlisted applicants will debut a fresh fifteen minute excerpt of their play in the form of a staged play reading.

Tuesday 2 February:

  • Coming Out by Lucy Holz
  • Mummy’s Boy by Patrick Livesey
  • At Home with Anne Zieté by Jennifer Piper
  • That’s Racist by James Cunningham

Wednesday 3 February:

  • Analog by Thalia Dudek
  • Grief Lightning: A Satire in 78 Slides by Mary Angley
  • Recollection by Georgia Ketels
  • Every Lovely Terrible Thing by Adam Fawcett

Four finalists will be chosen to present their work at Midsumma Festival on Tuesday 27 April with the hope of being awarded best new queer focused play of 2021.

Experience new work, engage with new playwriting talent and choose which queer lensed plays you would like to see develop further.

The annual Queer Playwriting Award (previously Playtime Staged Readings), a collaboration between Gasworks Arts Park and Midsumma Festival, is part of the Midsumma Presents program.

This development program aims to identify, support and develop new playwriting talent and get queer issues out there for mainstream audiences to consider and enjoy. The LGBTQIA+ community is diverse, exciting and full of stories and ideas that deserve to be heard on the stages of performing arts venues throughout the country. This is the chance you have been waiting for to tell a bold, funny, new, important, or exciting story to Australian theatre audiences. More information >>

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Dates & Times

WHEN 2-3 Feb | Tue-Wed 7:30pm
DURATION 90 mins


ALL $15.00


Gasworks Arts Park - Gasworks Theatre

21 Graham St, Albert Park

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1 to stop 31


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

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