What is the Writers Group?

We are a group who get together once a month to exchange our ideas on writing for performance. The Writers Group at 16th Ave Theatre began with the Black Box Experimental Space at the theatre, and a desire to perform original short plays which pushed a few boundaries, and were different from the types of plays performed in the main theatre,

What happens in the meetings

We discuss our new ideas for writing.

We exchange and read through draft scripts, and encourage constructive feedback on scripts.

We share knowledge about writing for performance for example watch short Master Class, or

We have some time for writing!

When a Play Script is ready for production we plan how to get it onto the stage. If suitable for the Black Box small stage we will organise a separate meeting to  find actors, director and plan the performance.

When & Where are the Writers Meetings?

The meetings are held at 16th Ave Theatre, on the second Monday of every month at 7.00 pm .  (We have changed the day so we no longer clash with the main theatre shows)

Some Writers taking a leap out of the Black Box.

The Group has evolved to include some longer plays, which may or may not be performed on the small Black Box stage. As we are part of the 16th Ave Theatre we are in the very fortunate position to have the large stage (150 seats) in the main theatre which we could use should we need a larger performance venue.

Writing for Film too

Although wring for theatre and writing screen play are very different in terms of how a story is told or how ideas or mood is created, there are similarities in writing. For example Story, Character and dialogue.

For this reason we are including people who are exploring writing for film in the group.

Who can join the group?

Any member of the theatre writing for theatre or Film.

Any member of the theatre who has an idea and wants to write a script and is not sure where to start.

Any member of the theatre who thinks they might like to write for theatre or film.

How do I become a Member of 16th Ave?

Just click here to become a member of 16th Ave Theatre.

Member benefits:

  • Discounts on show ticket prices
  • Enjoy member prices at our Greenroom bar
  • Monthly newsletters
  • Advanced notification on auditions
  • First priority and discounted prices on our professional workshops
  • Can join the Writers Group
  • Being part of an amazing team!

Come along to your first Writers Meeting, join later.

Come along to Writers Group Meeting before you join the theatre as a member. See what goes on we always welcome new people!

What Performances has the Writers Group had?

Since the group began in July 2018 we have had  … of our plays performed on the Black Box Stage at 16th Ave Theatre.

LIGHT & DARK 16 & 17 November 2018

LOST & FOUND  22 & 23 March 2019