What's On: 25 September – 1 October

24 September, 2023

JoJo Zhou in Conversation with Ellen Jurik
In the lead up to Melbourne International Games Week, we're embracing all things Narrative Design! All are welcome to this enlightening and timely conversation between two playwrights-turned-narrative-designers, JoJo Zhou and Ellen Jurik.

Monday 25 September 2.30pm AEST, online – BOOK HERE

Narrative Direction – Get Pitch Ready
Melbourne International Games Week workshop. Learn how to define and communicate the strengths of your project to developers, publishers, platforms, and funding agencies with Narrative Designer Alexander Swords.

Saturday 30 September, 10am-4pm, State Library Victoria – BOOK HERE


While The Men Are Away  Kim Wilson, Sam Icklow, Enoch Mailangi, Magda Wozniak (premieres Wednesday 27 September, SBS On Demand)
While the men are away fighting in WWII, an Italian immigrant enlists two Women's Land Army recruits, a draft dodger, and her Indigenous farmhand to help run the family farm.

The Disposables – Sonia Whiteman (Now streaming) WATCH HERE
When 16-year-old refugee Priya's dad goes missing, Priya and her best friend Obi must navigate a community where they are treated as undesirables in order to find her dad and destroy the creature plaguing their neighbourhood.

The Newsreader – Michael Lucas, Niki Aken, Kim Ho (Sundays 8.30pm, ABC) WATCH HERE

RFDS: Royal Flying Doctors Service (Tuesday 9pm, Seven) WATCH HERE

Neighbours (Monday-Thursday 6.30pm, Ten Peach) WATCH HERE

Home and Away (Monday-Thursday 7pm, Seven) WATCH HERE

Behind the Seams – Ruth Estelle (Now streaming) WATCH HERE


Anne Being Frank
– Ron Elisha, 28th Street Theatre, New York, USA BOOK HERE

Summer of Harold – Hilary Bell, Ensemble Theatre, Sydney NSW BOOK HERE

The Visitors – Wesley Enoch (director), Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney NSW BOOK HERE

Human Activity – Katie Pollock, KXT on Broadway, Sydney NSW BOOK HERE

Is There Something Wrong With That Lady? – Debra Oswald, Ensemble Theatre, Sydney NSW BOOK HERE

Strangers In Between – Tommy Murphy, The Golden Goose Theatre, Camberwell, London UK BOOK HERE

Alphabetical Sydney: All Aboard!  Hilary Bell, Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW BOOK HERE

Alex and Evie and the Forever Falling Rain – Xavier Hazard (dramaturg), The Blue Room Theatre, Perth WA BOOK HERE

The Dictionary of Lost Words – Verity Laughlin, State Theatre Company SA, Adelaide SA BOOK HERE

My Sister Jill – Patricia Cornelius, Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne VIC BOOK HERE

Claire Della and the Moon – Jamie Hornsby, Ellen Graham, State Theatre Centre of WA, Perth WA BOOK HERE

An Entirely Ordinary Town – Alex Giles, Ripley Greer Theatre, New York, USA 


– Michael Lucas (released Wednesdays) LISTEN HERE

Great Talk – Troy & Zara Love (Saturdays 11-1pm on Disrupt Radio) LISTEN HERE

Laya's Way Home  Rick Kalowski (now available) LISTEN HERE

Stop Everything – Benjamin Law (Fridays 10am on Radio National) LISTEN HERE

The Week On Wednesday – Van Badham (released Wednesdays) LISTEN HERE

Word Docs – Alex Vickery Howe (released weekly) LISTEN HERE


Prima Facie (Novel) – Suzie Miller, In stores 26 September 2023

For the full list of what's on by AWG members, including films, series, theatre, podcasts and more, head to our NOW PLAYING page. 

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