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Playtime Staged Readings (Midsumma) [Melbourne]

Playtime Staged Readings (Midsumma) [Melbourne]

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Ticketing Information



Wednesday January 30, 2019 - 7:00 PM


Gasworks Arts Park
21 Graham Street
Albert Park, Victoria 3206


from $15


Kirri Dangerfield & Benji Hoopmann

Language/ Cultural Consultant:



About the Show

Witness the first staged readings of brand new queer focussed theatre works

Presented by: Midsumma Festival and Gasworks Arts Park

Join us for a unique night in the theatre to witness the first staged readings of brand new queer focussed theatre works. Playtime aims to identify and develop new talent and get queer stories out there for mainstream theatre audiences to enjoy. Now is your chance to experience these fresh new 15 minute excerpts, meet the creators and have your say to help select the Playtime favourite of Midsumma Festival 2019.

The 2019 shortlist

  • Cavemen by Angus Cameron: Tim’s a cub from the country, whereas Mike’s an outer-suburbs otter. Oscar’s more of a wolf (from the wealthy inner-east). And Chris? He’s a bear from the bush. Categories. Conflict. Couples. Comrades. Change?
  • When You Had Braces by Rachel Edmonds: following the death of her daughter, Lily leaves to stay with her estranged sister Paige. As childhood rivalries arise, they challenge the boundaries of sisterhood.
  • The Book of Ducks by Glenn Saunders: a brand new fairy tale for everyone who never got to be the main character in the old ones. When Callie and George discover a duck in their backyard, they realise they’ve adopted more than they expected, and learn to declare what they believe in.