Yirra Play Club

Virtual Play Reading Club

The Yirra Play Club is a virtual space to read and discuss plays!


We are hosting a series of play reading sessions. Each session will be facilitated by a different member of the Club, who will pick a play and run a reading of it. Readings will be followed by a discussion of the work.

Participants may contribute to the readings and discussions of plays as much or as little as they like.


Frequency Fortnightly on Wednesdays

Time 6pm start, AWST (our Artistic Director, Eva, and Producer, Elinor, will be hanging out in the Zoom room from 5.30pm each fortnight, so you’re welcome to log in and yarn with them from then)

Duration Approximately 2 hours

Open to Everyone (capped at 20 participants)



Next Session

Date Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Facilitated by Eva Grace Mullaley

Play Parramatta Girls by Alana Valentine

RSVP for this session by emailing our Producer


Previous Sessions

2020 Sessions

Session 1

Date Wednesday 20 May, 2020
Facilitated by Yirra Yaakin Artistic Director, Eva Grace Mullaley
Play Casting Doubts by Maryanne Sam

Session 2

Date Wednesday 3 June, 2020
Facilitated by Chelinay Gates
Play The Drovers Wife by Leah Purcell

Session 3

Date Wednesday 17 June, 2020
Facilitated by Eva Grace Mullaley
Play Cosi by Louis Nowra

Session 4

Date Wednesday 1 July, 2020
Facilitated by Matt Edgerton
Play Broken by Mary Anne Butler

Session 5

Date Wednesday 15 July, 2020
Facilitated by Rick Brayford
Play Swine River by David Milroy

Session 6

Date Wednesday 29 July, 2020
Facilitated by Eva Grace Mullaley
Play Price Fighter by Future D. Fidel

Session 7


Session 8

Date Wednesday 26 August, 2020
Facilitated by Emmanuelle Dodo-Balu
Play The Sound of Waiting by Mary Anne Butler

Session 9


Session 10

Date Wednesday 23 September, 2020
Facilitated by Stephen Dedman
Play Jasper Jones, adapted by Kate Mulvany

Session 11

Date Wednesday 7 October, 2020
Facilitated by Eva Grace Mullaley
Play 19 Trains, adapted by Angus Cerini

Session 12


Session 13

Date Wednesday 4 November, 2020
Facilitated by Jennifer Compton
Play A Hard God by Peter Kenna

Session 14

Date Wednesday 18 November, 2020
Facilitated by Matthew O’Sullivan
Play The Removalists by David Williamson (Please note that there are references to domestic violence in this work.)

Session 15

Date Wednesday 2 December, 2020
Facilitated by Emmanuelle Dodo-Balu & Elinor King
Play The Rivers of China by Alma De Groen

Session 16

Date Wednesday 16 December, 2020
Facilitated by Eva Grace Mullaley
Play Dirt Cloud by Mari Lourey

2021 Sessions

Session 17

Date Wednesday 13 January, 2021
Facilitated by Eva Grace Mullaley
Play City of Gold by Meyne Wyatt

Session 18

Date Wednesday 27 January, 2021
Facilitated by Eva Grace Mullaley
Play Dole Diary by Van Badham

Session 19

Date Wednesday 10 February, 2021
Facilitated by Eva Grace Mullaley
Play After Dinner by Andrew Bovell

Session 20


Session 21


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