Playlist: a peek, taste, and celebration of new works by LGBQTIA+ writers

  PLAYLIST is a selection of professional play readings by writers, theatre-makers and new talent who tell bold, unique LGBTQIA+ stories on stage for audiences hungry for new voices. 

Saturday 15th February 2020 from 9 am - 3 pm: Sound Lounge, Seymour Centre

Tickets: FREE - come for one play or the entire program!

Sunday 16th February 2020 – Masterclasses with Campion Decent and Nevo Zisin

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THE EVENT

Production Photography: Clare Hawley

THE RESPONSE

“Playlist is full of consistently strong programming, showcasing fresh exciting work, and a great way to discover new artists and voices.”

 

“Just a quick note to say thank you for pulling together Playlist each year.

It's been a favorite of mine since 2018.”

 

“It was a day of beautiful, moving and confronting and creative storytelling from every angle: the performers; the writers, who were present, offered us some of their backstory - another angle; being able to talk to everyone. I loved that the curator asked us to talk to someone the audience that we did not know, it created a greater intimacy and camaraderie for the event.”

 

“the support for emerging artists was incredible”

 

“Thanks for a great program of workshops! I’m going through my notes now – Campion was amazing. Sensible and sensitive. And Nevo’s workshop was so warm and fun. So much learned, and such nice people. (And don’t get me started on Playlist. Heaps better than the theatre I normally get to see.) “

 

“Best event of the festival. Love it! Gives incredible insight into the hot topic issues of our community as new work is given space.”

PLAYLIST is a partnership between Seymour Centre, Mardi Gras,

and Siren Theatre Co which celebrates the creation and

development of original Australian theatre with LGBTQIA+ focus. 

 

Since 2018 PLAYLIST has received over 200 new plays for consideration, curated public reading programs of 30 new works, engaged over 130 professional artists in the readings and workshops.  We've welcomed full houses of engaged, curious, and enthusiastic audiences.  Join us!

THE WRITERS

“It was a wonderful experience- meeting other directors and actors and seeing some delicious new work. I particularly appreciated how diverse the day's program was- hearty thanks!”

 

“ super inspiring to meet and work with other creatives and connecting with the queer community …  such an awesome program and ran super smoothly.”

 

“ so fucking amazing. Thanks for letting me be a part of it. “

It was a really fun, supportive, and engaging atmosphere. As a writer who traveled from out of town, I really enjoyed how I was kept in the loop for the process both by PLAYLIST organizers and the director of my piece. The whole thing left me feeling invigorated and supported as a queer creative and I would leap at the chance to be involved again!”

THE DIRECTORS 

“Thanks so much for letting me be a part of Playlist again, I had such a fantastic time and really loved working on Kasia's script. Hoping to bring it to life further down the track!”  Rosie Niven

“I liked the atmosphere. I liked the range of works presented. I liked the casual nature of the event that allowed us all to interact and establish connections with each other as creatives and as audience”

THE ACTORS

“thought-provoking;  the chocolate biscuits; the intimacy of it”

 

“variety, informality, community”

 

“laid back atmosphere but very professional production”

 

“variety of styles; good, clear readings of the work presented; a very positive and energetic feel in the room”

 

“fast, edgy content with unexpected laughs and sudden insight. Brilliant actors.”

 

“getting to understand the process of a finished play”

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For more information: sirentheatre@hotmail.com