First Stage

Friday 24 June, 7PM

Southbank Theatre, The Lawler

Six excerpts by six emerging playwrights are read as part of the 2022 Emerging Writers Festival.

Approximately 70 minutes, with no interval

All tickets $5


Melbourne Theatre Company and the Emerging Writers’ Festival are thrilled to continue the First Stage writers program, supported by The Vizard Foundation, providing creative and professional development for six new voices in Australian theatre.

In 2022, six writers - Gloria DemilloNicola IngramRen Jiang, Annie Louey, Brodie Murray and Chido Mwat - will develop new dramatic writing over a series of intensive workshops with dramaturg Keziah Warner.

Actors will then perform dramatic readings of these six new excerpts, directed by Tasnim Hossain, as part of the Emerging Writers' Festival on Friday 24 June, 7pm at Southbank Theatre, The Lawler.

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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  • Wheelchair Accessible

Artwork for Gloria Demillo

Gloria Demillo


Artwork for Nicola Ingram

Nicola Ingram


Artwork for Ren Jiang

Ren Jiang


Artwork for Annie Louey

Annie Louey


Artwork for Brodie Murray

Brodie Murray


Artwork for Chido Mwat

Chido Mwat


Artwork for Keziah Warner

Keziah Warner


The Lawler

140 Southbank Boulevard

Southbank, Victoria 3006