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Edge Shorts

5 September 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 25 July 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 5 September 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on 3 October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 7 November 2021 at 10:00 am

$10 – $50

Edge Performance Writers has teamed up with Short+Sweet Perth to offer you a series of online (on Zoom) playwriting workshops and script readings for ten-minute plays.

The full program is designed so writers can develop their ten-minute scripts for Short+Sweet 2022 ready for it to be offered to directors, but you’re also welcome to attend one, two, or all of the workshops to develop your general playwriting skills. They are a rare opportunity to learn from three highly experienced theatre artists.

After the three workshops are two script readings: the first is for anyone developing a Short+Sweet script, the second is so Edge Performance Writers members can receive a second reading and feedback on their Short+Sweet script and also offer it to our invited directors to perform at Short+Sweet Perth 2022.
Directors are also invited to register their interest here to attend the Final Script Readings for your input and to get a first look at the plays being developed for the Short+Sweet 2022 festival.

Anyone who is keen to write short-form theatre is encouraged to register. Members of Edge Performance Writers are offered discounts, as are those currently without income (See “COST”). Only Edge members are also eligible for the final script readings in November, so if you are already committed to developing your script for next year, signing up as an Edge member (annual membership is $40 or $20 unwaged) will be an economic option for many of you!

Participants are welcome to apply for membership to Edge Performance Writers now or at any time during the program.


1. TEN-MINUTE PLAY WORKSHOP with Alex Broun, Sunday 30 May, 2 pm-5 pm.
Inspire participants to write a ten-minute play, by acknowledging and embracing their own inherent stories and natural creativity, and then informing them with the basic techniques and tools to write the play. By the end of the workshop all participants will hopefully have a number of ideas for a ten-minute play and then using this information, including handouts, they will then have the tools required to write the play.

2. ADVANCED PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP #1 with Hellie Turner, Sunday 25 July, 2 pm-5 pm.
This workshop will focus on further development of your playwriting skills and includes exercises for the participants. It’s recommended that you bring your ten-minute play idea or draft script if you’re currently working on one.

3. ADVANCED PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP #2 with Vivienne Garrett, Sunday 5 September, 2 pm-5 pm.
This workshop will focus on the craft of storytelling, character development, themes, finding the character’s unique voice, writing in the present tense, and plot development and twists.

4. DRAFT SCRIPT READINGS, Sunday 3 October, full day (10 am to 4 pm).
Readings of plays being developed for submission to Short+Sweet Perth 2022 by participants of one or more of the Edge Shorts workshops are invited to bring their draft script for feedback from the participants.

5. FINAL SCRIPT READINGS, with invited directors, for Edge members only, Sunday 7 November, full day (10 am to 4 pm).
Readings of plays being developed for submission to Short+Sweet Perth 2022 by participants of one or more of the Edge Shorts workshops are invited to bring their final script for feedback from the participants and invited directors. This reading is for Edge Performance Writers members only.

This program is an initiative of Short+Sweet Perth and Edge Performance Writers to create opportunities for WA playwrights to develop their skills and have their work performed.

• EACH WORKSHOP: $25 Edge members, $50 non-members, $10 students.
• DRAFT SCRIPT READINGS: $10 Edge members and students, $20 non-members.
• FINAL SCRIPT READINGS: $10 Edge members.
Ticket prices have been set to make this program as accessible as possible. As a gift to those without work right now, Edge Performance Writers have also set aside some complimentary tickets. Please contact Therese at [email protected] for more information or to apply for those.

BOOKINGS: Go to TryBooking to book each session. You will be sent the Zoom logins the day before your session.

For detailed information about the presenters, Alex Broun, Hellie Turner and Vivienne Garrett, go to the Edge Performance Writers website.

CONTACT. Edge Performance Writers at [email protected] (0419 964 439) or Short+Sweet Perth at [email protected] (0487 141 969) for more information.

CANCELLATION. You can cancel any time up to 7 days before the event for a full refund, or up to 2 days before for a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued less than 2 days before the event. Tickets are transferrable.


5 September 2021
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$10 – $50
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