Smart Arts 2020: Think Outside the Venue, Local Independent Theatre

Smart Arts is an annual professional development program delivered in partnership by Murray Arts & Wodonga Council.

COVID-19 has thrown previously unimaginable challenges at every creative industry, locally & globally. As we adapt to the easing of crippling restrictions and what we can/cannot do here on the Border, we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight our local professional performing arts community, in this unique forum/play reading delivered via ZOOM. We will chat with some of our local professional playwrights about their practices, be treated to a LIVE rehearsed reading of one of, the award-winning Brendan Hogan’s current works in development, by a cast of local professionals and there will even be an opportunity at the end to interact with the cast/audience just like we are used to when we used to be able to attend these in real life.

Host: Alyce Fisher, Executive Director of Murray Arts and Independent Performing Artist

Independent Local Theatre Panel: Racheal Oak Butler (Gamilaroi), Alyson Evans & Brendan Hogan

Rehearsed Play Reading: Play #4

Playwright: Brendan Hogan

Director: Alyson Evans

Cast: Rachel McNamara, Timothy Martin, Kerryn Beatty and Chris Pidd


We understand that for many of us, you may be tuning in from home with other household members, therefore we have added an option for you to purchase a Household ticket.

For now, purchase your ticket, pop the date/time in your diary and stay tuned for the ZOOM link to be sent to you closer to the day.

Date: Thursday 4 June 2020

Time: 6pm – 7:30pm

Platform: Delivered via ZOOM

Format: Independent Theatre Forum/Rehearsed Reading/Q&A

Tickets Available: Via Eventbrite

Investment: $10 for individuals and $20 per households

Tickets through Eventbrite HERE


Panelists, playwrights and actors for the live theatre forum and play reading