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Sydney Conservatorium of Music on Friday, 31 January 2019

Witness a staged reading of the first 15 minutes of these exciting plays-to-be!

The audience will vote for their favourite play on the day, and the winning playwright will receive a full commission to finish their work.

You could decide the winner!

The event is free but will fill up quickly, so be sure to save your spot.
Drinks are available from 3:00pm and doors open at 3:30pm. Performances commence at 4:00pm.

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Theatre for all

It was free in ancient Athens and it’s FREE in Sydney.

After 2500 years, a world first – you, the audience, voting for the winner in a play competition. No panel, no artistic director, just three finalists, three brilliant new Australian first acts, and you, casting your vote. The winning playwright receives $15,000 to help finish their play!

Theatre reflects our Australian identity.

Come and shape it yourself.

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