Since 2018 Melbourne Theatre Company and the Emerging Writers’ Festival have proudly presented exciting new works-in-development from authors looking for more experience writing for the stage. Generously supported by The Vizard Foundation, the program has provided creative and professional development for new voices in Australian theatre.

Our 2022 First Stage event took place on Friday 24 June at Southbank Theatre. 

For more information about First Stage contact


First Stage is made possible with the support of The Vizard Foundation

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Presented in partnership with the Emerging Writers' Festival

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