New Play Development

As New Work Manager at Malthouse Theatre, the development of new plays has become a key part of my practice, working with playwrights including John Harvey, Nakkiah Lui, Michele Lee, Lally Katz, Natesha Somasundaram, Ra Chapman and Dan Giovannoni.

 

I'm also available. ad hoc consultation and script reports for playwrights needing independent professional advice feedback on their projects.

 

This slideshow gives a brief overview of some recent scripts I've worked on as dramaturg, from commission through to their premiere production.

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by Natesha Somasundaram

A woman starts eating herself alive to protest climate change inaction—the internet goes wild.

 

A drowning island downloads a dating app to make one last connection before it disappears forever.

 

A team of archeology students find themselves lost in a collapsing cave, and realise they've been following the wrong leader.

As exponential human technological development comes into collision with the greatest environmental challenge of our time, Hello, World! asks if we can make it out alive, with our dignity still intact.

Hello, World! is the 6th play commissioned for Malthouse Theatre's award-winning Suitcase Series program.

Malthouse Theatre (2020)

Hello, World!

Image by Deryk McAlpin

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