Lonely Company connect playwrights/theatre-makers to each other, and to the wider arts community.
Here's how do we it...
Beta Fest is a two-day festival in celebration of ‘the unfinished play’ from Melbourne’s most established and emerging playwrights. Beta Fest creates community, gives audiences insight into the creative process, and generates interest in new writing.
After the sell-out success of the 2017 inaugural festival, Beta Fest will return in 2019 with a brand new line up of writers, bearing all, to present works in progress.
The goal of our Resident Playwrights is to write a first draft of a brand new script. If it suits the playwright, we hold a public reading of their play. Sign up to our mailing list, and follow us on social media for more information about upcoming public play readings.
Brechtfast Club is a Performance Theory Book Club that meets periodically to talk Performance Theory. We usually meet in the mornings over brunch and coffee. We cover a range of material (we don't always talk about Brecht) and we are open to suggestions. We distribute performance texts via pdf download to read before the event. We know how busy artists are and aim for texts that can read in an hour, or less. If you're interested in attending Brechtfast Club join our Facebook Group for more information about upcoming public play readings.
We present new plays, and share ideas about playwriting, to the wider Melbourne community. Ways we do this include: workshops, panels and networking events. Sign up to our mailing list, and follow us on social media, for more information about upcoming events.