WRITERS

An historical record of who, what, and when.

MKA | Theatre of New Writing is committed to presenting the best new writing for performance; including from writers who may be unknown to us. MKA are Victoria, Australia’s champion of performance writers. We receive hundreds of scripts a year from new and established poets, playwrights, script writers, and those who with passion and a pen/keyboard/dictation machine – and all of these texts are read multiple times and considered for production or development with MKA.

This is a list of every writer we’ve staged, and when that work premiered with us.

2016
kerithDONQ

Writer
MELBOURNE
Premiere
MELBOURNE

Kerith Manderson-Galvin
'186,000'
BABY-onlineLOFI

Writer-MELBOURNE
Premiere-LONDON

Tobias Manderson-Galvin
'BABY'
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Writer
MELBOURNE/WALES
Presented in
MELBOURNE

Doppelgangster
'Doppelgangster's TITANIC'
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Writer
TASMANIA/SYDNEY
Premiere
MELBOURNE

Luke Devine
'WORK BITCH'
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Writer
GLASGOW
Premiere
MELBOURNE

Howling Spoon
'One Tonne Fruit Bowl'
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TWENTYFIVExONE
25 short plays in one night

TWENTYFIVExONE included:
ANYA ANASTASIA / YVE BLAKE / HAYLEY BRACKEN / ELIZABETH BRENNAN / CHRISTOPHER BRYANT / RAIMONDO CORTESE / MAUDE DAVEY / DOPPELGANGSTER / MICHAEL GURR / EMMA HALL / THOMAS HENNING / LAURA HUGHES / FINEGAN KRUCKEMEYER / JOE HOOLIGAN LUI / ASHTON MALCOLM / KERITH MANDERSON-GALVIN / MARTIN MARTINI / LAURA JEAN MCKAY / MARCUS MCKENZIE / NATHANIEL MONCRIEFF / JAMES O’DONOGHUE / SIMONCEE PAGE JONES / LACHLAN PHILPOTT / MORGAN ROSE / LARA STEVENS

2015
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SUBTXT '15
ecstatic fiction

SUBTXT included:
Intoxication
 Christopher Bryant; LUNAR Simone Page Jones; Fuckin’ Hell! or I Go To Sleep Screaming Lee Gambin; The Doll Hospital Nathaniel Moncrieff; An Act of Intimacy Ruby Donohoe; Woman with A Tomahawk Ruth Katerelos; Two Lovers Gareth Trew; Jeremiah’s Tuesday Stefan Mrowinski; Journey Through The Mad Mans Maze Pete Reid

morganLORDW

Writer
NEW ORLEANS
Premiere
MELBOURNE

Morgan Rose
'Lord Willing and the Creek Don't Rise'
ericBOUNTY

Writer
CARLTON
Premiere
NORTHCOTE

Eric Gardiner
'Bounty'
kerithDONQ

Writer
MELBOURNE
Premiere
MELBOURNE

Kerith Manderson-Galvin
'Being Dead (Don Quixote)'
tobiasLUCKY

Writer
MELBOURNE
Premiere
MELBOURNE

Tobias Manderson-Galvin
'Lucky'
tobyPLEASE

Writer
MELBOURNE
Premiere
LONDON

Tobias Manderson-Galvin
'Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone'
2014
anthonyweighFISHBONE

Writer
SYDNEY/LONDON
Premiere
MELBOURNE

Anthony Weigh
'Like A Fishbone'
yveblakeSUGAR

Writer
SYDNEY/LONDON
Premiere
MELBOURNE

Yve Blake
'Sugar Sugar'
chrisDEFENCE

Writer
WOOLONGONG
MKA Premiere
MELBOURNE

Christopher Dunstan
'The Defence'
tobiasDOGMEAT2

Writer
MELBOURNE
Premiere
PERTH

Tobias Manderson-Galvin
'Dogmeat' Re-Dux
lachlanTROUBLE

Writer
SYDNEY
Premiere
MELBOURNE

Lachlan Philpott
'The Trouble with Harry'
tobiasTYTYL

Writer
MELBOURNE
Premiere
MELBOURNE

Tobias Manderson-Galvin
'Thank You, Thank You Love'
emiliaOFFICIALS

Writer
HELSINKI
Premiere
MELBOURNE

Emilia Pöyhönen
'On the Grace of Officials'
markRICHARDII

Writer
MELBOURNE
Premiere
MELBOURNE

Mark Wilson
'Richard II'
henryGIFTSET
WMG4000, Henry & McBride
Party Time Giftset
2013
toomanyKKK
Too Many Weapons
'Kids Killing Kids'
markUNSEXME2

Writer
MELBOURNE
Premiere
ADELAIDE

Mark Wilson
'Unsex Me'
david22REBOOT

Writer
CANBERRA
Premiere
ADELAIDE

David Finnigan
'22 Short Plays' Re-Boot
tobiasSOMA

Writer
MELBOURNE
Premiere
ADELAIDE

Tobias Manderson-Galvin
'SOMA'
eloiseSIDE
Eloise Maree
Side Effect #1
danSIDE
Dan Evans
Side Effect #3
maxSIDE
Maxine Mellor
Side Effect #2
maloneySIDE
Dan Maloney
Side Effect #4
chloeGROUP
Chloe Martin
Group Show #1
nakkiahGROUP
Nakkiah Lui
Group Show #4
bridgetGROUP
Bridget Mackey
Group Show #2
maxGROUP
Maxine Mellor
Group Show #5
leilaGROUP
Leila Rodgers
Group Show #3
2012
lourisTUESDAY

Writer
KEW
Premiere
NTH MELBOURNE

Louris van de Geer
'Tuesday.'
glynTRIANGLE

Writer
MELBOURNE
Premiere
MELBOURNE

Glyn Roberts
'Triangle'
nathanielTINKER2

Writer
PERTH
Premiere
MELBOURNE

Nathaniel Moncrieff
'Tinkertown'
alfianSVBG2

Writer
SINGAPORE
MKA Premiere
MELBOURNE

Alfian bin Sa'at
'sex.violence.blood.gore'
zoeyJOE2

Writer
MELBOURNE
Premiere
MELBOURNE

Zoey Dawson
'The Unspoken Word is 'Joe''
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Writer
ADELAIDE
Premiere
MELBOURNE

Bridget Mackey
'Hose'
2011
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OPEN SEASON 2011
``I know the writer``

OPEN SEASON included:
UNRESTLESS
 BEN ELLIS; ACID TONGUE CHRISTOPHER BRYANT; SWAMPLANDS VAN BADHAM; TINKERTOWN NATHANIEL MONCRIEFF; WOLF HUNGER DUNCAN GRAHAM; THE BURNING HOUR ROBERT REID; STYLE SENSATION SHOWCASES A THREE STOREY VOID GLYN ROBERTS; DOMESTIC ANIMALS ROSS MUELLER; SICK MELLISA BUBNIC; DROPPED KATY WARNER; THE UNSPOKEN WORD IS ‘JOE’ ZOEY DAWSON; TRUCKSTOP LACHLAN PHILPOTT; UNDERAGE HOUSE PARTY PLAY DAVID FINNIGAN; AEROPLANE JELLY DAVID MENCE; EIGHT GIGABYTES OF HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY DECLAN GREENE

tobisaECONOMIST

Writer
MELBOURNE
Premiere
MELBOURNE

Tobias Manderson-Galvin
'The Economist'
nathanielSLEEPY

Writer
PERTH
Premiere
MELBOURNE

Nathaniel Moncrieff
'Sleepyhead'
glynHORROR

Writer
MELBOURNE
Premiere
MELBOURNE

Glyn Roberts
'The Horror Face'
eliseLITTLEFINCH

Writer
MELBOURNE
Premiere
MELBOURNE

Elise Hearst
'She's A Little Finch'
david22SHort1

Writer
CANBERRA
Premiere
MELBOURNE

David Finnigan
'22 Short Plays'
vedranaJATO

Writer
DUBROVNIK
Premiere
MELBOURNE

Vedrana Klepica
'J.A.T.O.'
2010
didyouwritethis
OPEN SEASON 2010
``Did you write this?``

OPEN SEASON included:
ben ellis signs of rust + select committee; 7-on playwrights the seven needs; david finnigan 22 short plays; jonathon ari lander a knife dream; maxine mellor ana robi and the house of dogs; akira matsumoto the insane love; meg courtney pendulum; lachlan philpott bison; lee gambin king of bangor; joanna erskine k.i.j.e.; robert reid the new black; van badham muff; declan greene pompei l.a.
simon froehling enemy material; dina ross the suitcase + excerpts from waiting; chris summers puncture/junction; nathaniel moncrieff sleepyhead; kerith manderson-galvin the keep; bryan davidson blue home free; carly nugent sunny; tobias manderson-galvin into the sun + excerpts of a faun; glyn roberts the horror face

tobiasDOGMEAT1st

Writer
MELBOURNE
Premiere
MELBOURNE

Tobias Manderson-Galvin
'Dogmeat'