The National Play Festival

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The National Play Festival
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A showcase of the freshest new writing from Australia and New Zealand

This year's annual celebration of playwriting from Australia is a great opportunity to see fresh new work alongside panel talks, workshops and a keynote address by celebrated playwright Michael Gow.

The cornerstone of the festival will be six play readings brought to life by a host of veteran directors and dramaturgs as well as accomplished actors, including Colin Moody, Mark Leonard Winter and Emily Tomlins. Plays include The Zen of Table Tennis by Melissa Reeves, Hell's Canyon by Emily Sheehan and King of Pigs by Steve Rodgers. In addition, the Lotus program will shine a light on new Asian-Australian playwrights, including Ngoc Phan, Natesha Somasundaram and Shari Indriani. 

And if you're a budding playwright, then don't miss the opportunity to get involved in masterclasses, which range from a beginner's class to a session with three masters of the craft: Hannie Rayson, Richard Frankland and Michael Gow. 

 

By: Rose Johnstone

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