Available until June 24th 2021

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Red Stitch’s famed PLAYlist festival brings Melbourne’s most exciting new and established writers together every year in a celebration of the wonder and possibility of theatre. It’s one of the most anticipated events on the Australian theatrical calendar. Writers are asked to craft a new work inspired by a song, and incorporating that song.

This year, for the first time, PLAYlist will not only inhabit Alma Park in Melbourne, it’s coming to your screens with two made-for-digital short theatre works streaming directly to you.

Click play to watch the premiere event featuring these two beautiful new film adaptations of PLAYlist playlets.

Hosted by Critical Stages Touring’s Chris Bendall, and featuring live interviews with Red Stitch’s Ella Caldwell, and writers Eric Gardner and Morgan Rose, it’s a short, punchy, poignant, mid-week adventure into hybrid theatre.

Presented by

Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre and Critical Stages Touring

About the Plays

SEERS by Morgan Rose
Two teenagers romanticise an uncertain but horrible future: wealth, a teaching career, loneliness, a war and survival are all fantasised about with the joy and lightness of youth. Seers is a conversation turned conjuring about expectation, fear, and the state of the contemporary world.

Morgan’s previous works include desert, 6:29pm (Red Stitch) and Virgins and Cowboys (Griffin Theatre co). Morgan is currently the resident writer at youth theatre company Riot Stage, and co-founder of the company The People.

JONAH by Eric Gardiner
How long do you wait to hear from your father? Three days – four? How long before you knock on the door? Two brothers make plans for their dad.

Eric’s previous work includes Bounty (Darebin Arts), Shine Armour Scratch Repair (Dear Australia), and Prayer Machine (Red Stitch).

This project was made possible with the support of Create NSW, Creative Victoria, and The Australia Council for the Arts.