Agenda Conversation

This play presents conversations that occurred between gay men during the marriage postal plebiscite in 2017, exploring themes of family and commitment. Written by MJ Wilson the play was selected as part of the Melbourne Writer Theatre 2021 program page to stage This was a six-month dramaturgical program, that included mentoring from Dr Elizabeth Walley for the script development concluding in November 2021. 

Credits :

Dramaturg & Director: Dr Elizabeth Walley 

Performers: James Wardlaw, Dallas Palmer, Ross Larkin, Todd McDonald and

Writer: M J Wilson

Workshopping occurred in 2021 at Kensington Town Hall, Kensington that included a first full reading of the script and an opportunity to gather insights from its original draft in 2017, culminating in a presentation. Watch the Q&A session here:

Playwright Q&A – ‘Agenda Conversation’ by MJ Wilson, presented at THE SALON READINGS on 17th Nov 2021


The script was initially developed as part of the writers-in-residence program at Union Theatre in 2017. This play emerged from a series of workshops delivered by Michele Lee and coaching from Emily Collier, following a verbatim style and intends to create rapid, gun-fire dialogue, specifically written for professional actors.

Philanthropic & partnerships 

Are you interested in giving to ensure that LGBTIQ+ voices make their way onto the Australian stage? This script is seeking its first outing… We’d love to hear from you.