Gasworks Script Lab Showcase Nights Gasworks Arts Park & Melbourne Writers' Theatre

- Performing Arts


Presented by Gasworks Arts Park & Melbourne Writers' Theatre

Like to see some of the fantastic new plays written in this year’s Gasworks Script Lab?

In 2023 Gasworks Arts Park, in partnership with Melbourne Writers’ Theatre, launched the exciting new playwriting program Gasworks Script Lab. Bringing together a talented cohort of emerging and mid-career playwrights, Gasworks Script Lab aimed to strengthen participants’ playwriting skills while inspiring them to write brand new plays. 

Between July and September, the 18 writers attended immersive Saturday afternoon workshops in the Garden Studio at Gasworks Arts Park. Under the guidance of experienced MWT playwriting facilitators Elizabeth Walley and Michael Olsen, the writers created new short scripts and full-length scripts, which were shared with their peers, workshopped with actors and redrafted over a period of weeks to become compelling new plays. A selection of these will be shared with audiences in TWO Showcase events, to be presented at Gasworks Arts Park on Tuesday 24th October and Wednesday 25th October.

If you love high quality writing and brand new Australian theatre, we invite you to sit back and listen as these Gasworks Script Lab plays – some humorous, some dramatic and all guaranteed to entertain – are read on stage for the first time by a talented ensemble of actors.

Details of the participating Playwrights and Scripts will be posted on this page in September.

Natasha Broadstock, Rayhan Maskun, Bridgette Kutcher, Tristan Siccari, 
Jessica Martin, Ian Ferrington, Elizabeth Pham, Alec Gilbert and Melanie Madrigali

Adèle Shelley - Showcase Night #1
Elizabeth Walley - Showcase Night #2

Clare Mendes 

  • Event Details
    Date & Times:
    Tuesday 24 October, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Wednesday 25 October, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Full Price: $25 
    Concession: $20 
    Wheelchair Accessible Seat:
    Companion Card Holder: $0 

    Running Time:
    120 mins, 1 x 20 min interval
    Studio Theatre
    All ages