MMeets—MTC at MPavilion

Community Event

19 Dec 2019 to 21 Mar 2020

Join MPavilion and become part of the development of new Australian plays. MTC is thrilled to partner with MPavilion to share three of its NEXT STAGE Writers’ Program plays with Melbourne audiences, where each reading will be followed by an audience Q&A.

NEXT STAGE is a program that now boasts twenty-five writers under commission and six resident writers. These include some of Australia’s most loved writers, as well as some of its freshest, most brilliant playwrights. Four NEXT STAGE plays feature in MTC’s 2020 season including Benjamin Law’s Torch the Place, which was read at MPavilion in 2018.

Thursday 19 December, 6.15–8pm: Play reading of Being Better by Chris Summers

Leo and Samira meet speed-dating and they struggle to overcome bad habits, baggage and the bell. It’s awkward, but everyone’s got issues—right? Luckily everyone is also looking for love, and doesn’t love cure all? Being Better is a romantic comedy for the 21st century—it’s fast, fractious and funny, but it also tells the truth.

Stay tuned for announcements on the next two MTC commissioned plays being read in this MPavilion series on Monday 20 January, 6.15–8pm, and Saturday 21 March, 3.15–5.15pm.


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Event Times

19 Dec 2019 to 21 Mar 2020

Once Only Event



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