A family holiday inspired playwright Joanna Murray-Smith to rediscover her Jewish heritage and write her latest play, Berlin.
Melbourne playwright Louris van de Geer talks about what attracted her to Elizabeth Jolley's novel, the benefits of the NEXT STAGE Writers' program, and the importance of art.
Already a fan of Alice Pung’s work, Diana Nguyen is thrilled to now have the author’s blessing to adapt her award-winning YA novel Laurinda for the stage.
Benjamin Law answers a collection of audience questions about how to write a play – including the mechanics of writing character and dialogue, finding inspiration, and the challenges of writing for the stage versus writing for the screen or the page.
It’s been an especially dramatic year for Andrea James, with the COVID-dictated cancellation of her MTC mainstage debut, and the awarding of a NEXT STAGE commission for her new play inspired by one of colonial Australia's first urban myths.
Joining MTC this year as a NEXT STAGE writer-in-residence, Emme Hoy has been winning accolades and awards for her writing since high school. As a resident, she’s writing a play that’s a reaction to 2020, but maybe not in the way you’d expect...
Playwright Dan Giovannoni discusses the origins and evolution of his gripping new work.
In this regular feature, you ask the questions and we answer them. This week’s questioner didn't leave a name, but asked all about playwriting. Great question, Anonymous!
Playwright Merlynn Tong tells us why she's excited to participate in Cybec Electric.
Playwright Louis Nowra tells Fiona Gruber about the events and people who changed his life, and how they came to form the inspiration behind his iconic play Così.
Dan Giovannoni isn’t interested in painting a bleak picture of the world.
Playwright Mike Bartlett discusses his play, Wild.