Script Centre Celebrates Best Loved Australian Plays

The Australian Script Centre will celebrate its 30th anniversary with the launch of a national poll to find the Best Loved Australian Play in association with ABC Radio National.

Voting will officially open at a media event at 1pm on Friday 27 March, at the Commissariat Store, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, following a specially commissioned performance by writer/comedian Ryk Goddard, paying tribute to Australian plays and playwrights. See video of the performance here....

‘Theatre can be a life-changing experience’, said Script Centre Director, Gail Cork. ‘We want to spark a national conversation about some of the wonderful plays that have enthralled and inspired us, the plays that have told our stories and left an enduring mark on our culture.’

The national poll for Best Loved Australian Play can be found at Voting is an easy matter of selecting one or more favourites from the list of nominated works. Visitors who don’t see their favourite on the list may put further titles up for nomination. The winning play will be announced in May.

Also to commemorate its 30th anniversary, the Script Centre commissioned four leading playwrights Adam Grossetti, Finegan Kruckemeyer, Sue Smith and Debra Oswald, to write a short play inspired by their residencies in four regional Tasmanian communities. These new plays will be presented in a statewide program of readings under the banner, Two Pairs of Shorts in association with Tasmanian Theatre Company, as part of the Ten Days on the Island festival.

For further information, please contact Gail Cork, Director, Australian Script Centre 03 6223 4675 or 0412 106 774 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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