The NIMROD 50 Collection is an extensive collection of previously unpublished, out of print or never published works celebrating 50 years since the founding of the Nimrod Theatre Company in 1970. The collection was launched by Australian Plays in 2020, and is an ongoing project.
The Playbox Collection focuses on the ‘All Australian Period’ which lasted 1990 (the move to the CUB Malthouse) to 2014 (when Playbox became Malthouse Theatre). The Playbox texts are the legacy of a brave and passionate cultural experiment: an experiment that created a generation of artists.
JACK HIBBERD RETROSPECTIVE
Jack Hibberd – co-founder of the seminal Australian Performing Group (APG) in 1970 and the author of around 40 plays – has created a body of work that is a loud, joyful and brilliant noise. Through his reinventions of vaudeville and Theatre of the Absurd, and his nods to the great writers of twentieth century theatre, his plays weave a legacy of enormous value.
KEENE/TAYLOR THEATRE PROJECT
In late 1997, director Ariette Taylor and writer Daniel Keene launched an independent theatrical venture that was to take the Melbourne theatre scene by storm. It began modestly with a couple of readings and developed over the next few years in to one of the most vital and interesting companies on the Australian landscape.
Western Australia is known for nurturing incredible talent across all the art forms and has produced many exceptional playwrights, among them Jack Davis, Dorothy Hewett, Ian Wilding, and David Milroy, to name only a few. This curated collection represents a brief retrospective of 15 years of WA scripts that Stages financially supported in development.