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In One Act

In partnership with Melbourne Writers’ Theatre

2020-06-20 13:00:00 2020-06-20 16:00:00 Australia/Melbourne In One Act Online

Saturday, June 20
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2020-06-20 13:00:00 2020-06-20 16:00:00 Australia/Melbourne In One Act In One Act is an annual creative development program for new and emerging playwrights. See "Events Tab" on our Yarra Libraries website for full program application details and further information. Online



In One Act is an annual creative development program for new and emerging playwrights. See "Events Tab" on our Yarra Libraries website for full program application details and further information.

Thank you for your interest in participating in In One Act 2020. This rewarding free playwriting development program, presented annually by Yarra Libraries in partnership with Melbourne Writers' Theatre, is now in its fourth year. In One Act 2020 is open to aspiring and emerging Victorian-based playwrights who live in the City of Yarra and beyond, and in previous years has received a high volume of interest. For this reason, we ask applicants to complete the following short questionnaire about themselves, their writing interests/experience and writing goals.

Due to the current worldwide situation and the restrictions this places on social and other gatherings, Workshops #1 and #2 - scheduled for 13th and 20th June - will be delivered online via Zoom. Our hope is that we will then be able to deliver the remaining three stages of the program in the scheduled classroom and performance venues, as we have in previous years. Rest assured that however we present In One Act 2020, successful applicants can look forward to an engaging, stimulating and enjoyable creative experience!

In this dynamic program, being facilitated by Christine Croyden – an experienced playwright and dramaturge, each participant will develop skills in playwriting and will work towards the creation of their own original short play. A selection of plays that are deemed ready for showcasing will be selected for presentation to the wider public.

In One Act is a free program - however, writers wishing to participate are required to register their interest by 5pm Thursday 30th of April 2020.

Submit your application form

Program participants are expected to commit to each of the five stages of this creative development journey. The In One Act program will commence on 13th of June 2020 and conclude on 17th of September 2020.

Writing Workshop 1 • Saturday 13 June • 1pm-4pm • Online session
Writing Workshop 2 • Saturday 20 June • 1pm-4pm • Online session
Script Development with Actors • Saturday 15 Aug • 1pm-4pm • to be advised
Playreading Performance 1 • Wednesday 16 Sep • 6.30pm-8.30pm • Richmond Theatrette
Playreading Performance 2 • Thursday 17 Sep • 6.30pm-8.30pm • Richmond Theatrette

If you have any accessibility questions please contact us on 1300 695 427 or email us at

Christine Croyden is a Melbourne-based playwright, independent producer, lyricist and novelist. Her plays are licensed and published by She writes character-based drama, and storytelling is her primary focus.

In 2011 Croyden was selected for the Inaugural Stage and Screen Residency with Katherine Thomson at Varuna. And in 2012 she was awarded a Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) Scholarship. The following year Christine travelled to Europe and was mentored by lyricist, Jack Robinson in Paris and MMD (Mercury Musical Developments) in London. And, in 2017 she completed a six-month playwriting residency at the Cartoucherie (Théâtre de l’épée de bois) a theatre company in Paris. She is also the author of two novels for young adults, The Painted Portal and The Memory Thief, many short stories and articles in journals and newspapers.

Christine’s 2020 play UNDERGROUND, inspired by the adventures of Nancy Wake – an Australian WW2 special agent (aka ‘The White Mouse’) – was produced at Gasworks Arts Park in March 2019 and toured various Melbourne theatres. Her new play JOY, a theatrical and musical exploration of the life of the late Australian artist Joy Hester, will be presented at the Heide Museum of Modern Art in April 2020.

Christine currently works as a tutor at The University of Melbourne and is an experienced teacher and facilitator of writing workshops.

Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library

Mon, Jun 29 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Jun 30 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Jul 01 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jul 02 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jul 03 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 04 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Sun, Jul 05 2:00PM to 5:00PM

Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library offers a range of programs and services to stimulate lifelong learning and creativity for adults, young people and children alike.

These include digital literacy programs, regular children’s storytime sessions, creative programs and events, including author talks, panel discussions, films and music performances as well as events in community languages.

The library has a range of flexible learning spaces, which can be used for quiet study or group discussions.

Upcoming events

Wed, Jul 08, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Wed, Jul 08, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Mon, Jul 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Tue, Jul 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Wed, Jul 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Fri, Jul 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Fri, Jul 17, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Fri, Jul 17, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Mon, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Tue, Jul 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Tue, Jul 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Wed, Jul 29, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Wed, Jul 29, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Thu, Jul 30, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Thu, Jul 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Fri, Jul 31, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Mon, Aug 03, 10:00am - 5:00pm