Articles on ‘Writing’

Belinda Jenkin and Will Hannagan on writing a new musical

Belinda Jenkin and Will Hannagan on writing a new musical

While studying Music Theatre together, Belinda Jenkin and Will Hannagan often found themselves playing around on the piano and writing songs when they weren’t needed in rehearsals. Five years later, the first musical they wrote together, The Gathering, is currently enjoying a season at fortyfivedownstairs in Melbourne. After being encouraged to create their own work… Read more.


Melbourne’s Emily Sheehan wins 2015 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award

Emily Sheehan

Melbourne based actor and playwright Emily Sheehan has taken out the 2015 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award for her play Hell’s Canyon.   Earlier this month, the Seaborn Broughton and Walford Foundation (SBW) announced Sheehan as the winner of the $20,000 award, beating 70 submissions from across Australia. Common themes in submissions this year included domestic violence, family… Read more.


Love Thy Neighbour: Neighbourhood Watch at MTC

The critically acclaimed modern masterpiece Neighbourhood Watch will continue to delight audiences at Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) until Saturday 26 April. Aussie Theatre’s Bethany Simons chatted with playwright Lally Katz about writing, relationships and why everybody needs good neighbours. Since seeing Lally Katz’s unforgettable play Neighbourhood Watch at MTC I’ve been seeing the world differently…. Read more.


Rock Surfers announce new $12.5K Playwriting Commission

Rock Surfers Theatre Company and Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder (CJZ) are proud to announce the inaugural CJZ/Rock Surfers New Writing Commission. In its first year the commission, worth $12,500, will be open to any writer nationally that has had a work produced or published since the Rock Surfers were founded in 1997. “Our company fosters a collaborative and  creative… Read more.



On Writing: Fleur Kilpatrick

Fleur Kilpatrick. Photo by Sarah Walker.

Fleur Kilpatrick was 17 when she was the co-winner of the State Theatre Company of South Australia’s Young Playwrights Award. She’s since completed a theatre degree at Monash University in Melbourne, studied directing at VCA and competed a Masters of Performance Writing at VCA. She’s worked as an assistant director for Bell Shakespeare and Red… Read more.


On Writing: Patrick Pittman

Patrick Pitmann

Patrick Pittman is a writer, editor and radio broadcaster who loves pushing magazines to feature more about development politics. Based in Perth, he was the editor of the interview magazine Dumbo Feather and is the Melbourne correspondent for Monocle magazine and Monocle 24 radio. Prompter is his first play, which has its premiere season at… Read more.


How to write a show in 5 steps

Image by Whisperwolf

Hi everyone, The moment of truth has come. I’ve explored picking a theme each week. I’ve explored being irreverent and self-deprecating and I’ve explored being profound. AND I’M BORED WITH THEM ALL. I have been deliberating with much angst over what I’m going to write about each week and I have finally decided, after a… Read more.


2012 Queensland Literary Award Shortlist

The 2012 Queensland Literary Award Shortlist has been announced! The titles shortlisted in each category are as follows: Unpublished Indigenous Writer – David Unaipon Award Siv Parker for Story Ellen van Neerven-Currie for Hard Dorothy Williams-Kemp for My Journey that May Never End Emerging QLD Author – Manuscript Award Aaron Smibert for Scratches on the Surface… Read more.


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