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Mighty Playwrights 2021

Every child has a story to tell.

Mighty Playwrights is an annual program, working in collaboration with the region's primary schools to bring the joy of writing and story telling to the next generation of young people.

Goulburn Mulwaree Library's Mighty Playwrights program inspires young people to discover the power of their own thoughts and voices through literacy education, story telling, and the performing arts. Mighty Playwrights encourages and celebrates self expression, lifelong learning, and the free exploration of ideas and the imagination.

Find out about this year's program.

Mighty Playwrights 2019/2020

Seven young writers, aged 9-12 years, and nominated by their schools, worked tirelessly in the Library for 8 weeks to develop and write short stage plays.

Through mentor relationships with professional writers, illustrators, actors, and musicians, our Mighty Playwrights created some amazing stories, about issues that are important to them, in their own words and with their own individual style.

Goulburn's Lieder Theatre Company took the completed play scripts and turned them into magical full-scale stage productions.

Chance Harkness

Bradfordville Public School.

Celestial Siblings - a magical family drama based on the Zodiac signs. Will Gemmi and Gemma, the Gemini twins, be able to reverse the endless winter forced upon them by their stubborn sister, Capri?

Chance was mentored by actor and teacher Cara Robinson.

Watch Chance's story.

Charlie Sieverts

Ss Peter and Paul's Parish Primary School.

What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs - will Cuddles, the blue tiger, and Fluffy, the T-Rex, ever be able to set their differences aside? An age-old battle between the dinosaurs and rainforest animals.

Charlie was mentored by illustrator Danielle McDonald.

Watch Charlie's story.

Chloe Halls

Goulburn South Public School.

One Helluva Day - Isabella has one helluva day when she's thrust into the Kingdom of Enlightenment to complete a mythic quest. Will she succeed?

Chloe was mentored by teacher and director Michelle McAleer.

Watch Chloe's story.

Imogen Moor

Tambelin Independent School.

The Great Escape...ish - it's 1879 at Dubbo Gaol, and the Blunt Family are plotting an escape. Can they vanquish the evil guard and get over the wall?

Imogen was mentored by musician and teacher Marianne Powles.

Watch Imogen's story.

Mikaela Harris

Goulburn West Public School.

Farm Frenzy - the fast-paced comedy of young Max and Tilly, who really don't want to do their chores. What does a ventriloquist dummy have to do with it, and how many dad jokes can one play contain?

Mikayla was mentored by playwright David Cole.

Watch Mikaela's story.

Scott Pattinson

Marulan Public School.

Keep Your Friends Close, but Your Enemies Closer - a pilot washes ashore on a lonely island, pursued by a traitor and a team of spies. What is a F.M.I.J., and will it help save the pilot?

Scott was mentored by teacher and project partner Greg Angus.

Watch Scott's story.

Tia Wood

Goulburn Public School.

A Tail About Dragons - will Levi win the heart of Peaches, and why does Mrs Cube want Jelly to get married? A humorous dragon love story, set among the rainforest trees.

Tia is mentored librarian and teacher Monique Hayes.

Watch Tia's story.

Watch the Mighty Playwrights Documentary, chronicling the program in its first year.

Watch the Mighty Playwrights 2020 films.


For more information about the Mighty Playwrights program contact the Library.

The Mighty Playwrights program would not have been possible without the support and encouragement of a whole community of people and organisations.

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