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Sunday Story Time 12 November 2023

Price $15 – $20 AUD + BF Get tickets

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Do you have a story to tell? Calling all writers of any type and with any level of experience! 

The Mill Theatre is seeking local writers who want to share their compelling, intriguing and original stories for performance. Writing can be in any format and suitable for performance by a single actor with a chair and a spotlight.

Curated by the inimitable Julian Meyrick, stories will be chosen for a spectacular night of performative reading by the professional troupe of The Mill Theatre. Writers are also welcome to read their own work before a live audience. Either way, send your story in today if it is between 1 and 20 minutes in length and suitable for a general adult audience.

Want to see your words alive on stage? Ever imagined seeing your characters in the flesh? Got a seed idea for a script you want to test before development? If so, then send your story to The Mill Theatre for Sunday Story Time. 


Sunday Story Time 6.00pm to 9.00pm The Mill Theatre, 1 Dairy Rd, Fyshwick.

Step one: submissions must be more than 1 minute and less than 20 minutes in length

Step two: there is a $20 submission fee which covers the administration for running this new event. You can pay this fee via the Humanitix site and then your story or text can be submitted to No submissions can be read or accepted until the fee has been paid. 

Step three: approval of your story or text will come providing the following guidelines are followed:

  1. your submission is more than 1 minute and less than 20 minutes in length
  2. your submission and its content is not unduly offensive 
  3. your submission is in a format which can be read by one voice. For example, if you submit a script with 30 different voices then this format might not work for that type of text
  4. you nominate clearly that either you will read your text or you request an actor be provided 
  5. you are available on the evening of Sunday 12 November [if performing your own work] and agree that your submission can be part of that evening’s program 
  6. writers accept no fee for service or performance for this event
  7. writers accept the event will be organised by Mill Theatre staff and the order of stories and the running of the event will be arranged entirely by Mill Theatre staff

Cost for submission: $20 submission fee which includes attendance to the 12 November evening  

Cost for the evening: $15 tickets

Submissions close 25 October 2023 at 5pm AEST.

    More Information on Sunday Story Time

    Sunday Story Time is a new event sponsored by Lexi Sekuless Productions and staged at The Mill Theatre, Building 3.3, Dairy Road, Fyshwick, ACT.  

    Who is Story Time for?

    Anyone interested in writing, performing, hearing and enjoying stories by local writers and playwrights.

    What’s involved?

    Authors submit a story that is between 1 and 20 minutes in length when performed. Stories are performed by either professional actors from The Mill Theatre or the author, if indicated at the time of submission. Stories are presented as performative readings and include a chair and spotlight.

    How do I submit my story?

    The first step is to pay a $20.00 fee via this booking site. This fee will go towards the following:

    1. Payment for any actors engaged
    2. The venue costs of electricity and event bump-in and bump-out 

    The Mill Theatre team will contact each submitter with timelines and next steps.

    Who decides which stories are performed?

    Stories will be curated by Julian Meyrick; professor of creative arts at Griffith University, general editor of the Currency House Platform Paper series and literary adviser at the Queensland Theatre.

    Is there a fee?

    Each story submission incurs a $20.00 reading and administration fee. This also covers admission to the show for authors whose stories are selected for performance. You can submit as many stories as you like.

    Can my friends and family watch my story be performed?

    Absolutely. Tickets for the show are $15.00 and can be purchased at any time from this site

    What if my story is not selected?

    If there are too many good works to perform in the November time-slot The Mill Theatre will consider scheduling further Story Time events. All eligible submitted stories will be considered for future events.

    What happens after the show?

    If your story worked well on stage consider developing it into a longer work then share your script with The Mill Theatre to discuss next steps.   

    Is there anything else I need to know?

    Yes, check out the Terms and Conditions for formatting requirements, the submissions process, and more.


    The Mill Theatre is in Building 3.3, the Screencraft and KeepCo building which is a short walk from Capital Brewing. There are two easy ways to approach the Theatre:

    PARK in P3 at the back of the precinct. From there you will see building 3.3 which has a large Screencraft sign. The public entrance is just up from that sign (not underneath it!). Once inside, walk about 5 metres and the theatre is to the right, next to Mojo Guitars.

    WALK from Capital Brewing or the Less sculpture into the KeepCo building, pass Ramen Daddy and at the end of the corridor we are on the left. 


    All parking in the precinct is free with several accessible parking spots in all the parking locations. The best spot to park is P3 at the back of the precinct. If you park elsewhere please be warned that signage and way-finding around the precinct is extremely difficult. Arrive in plenty of time to possibly get lost, possibly be in a bad mood!

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