Meet South Australian Playwrights Theatre’s new company chair

Some incredible news coming out of the arts scene in Adelaide. We’ll let South Australian Playwrights Theatre tell you all about it..

“It’s been a crazy 3.5 years since South Australian Playwrights Theatre‘s inception. 5 brand new plays presented, our staged readings, audio serials produced with the Auscast Network, Dear Australia monologues through Australian Plays Transform, two documentaries in the editing suite, and tours in the pipeline. And we’re only just getting started!

Therefore, we are thrilled to introduce our new company Chair, the incredible Elena Vereker!
Elena is an award-winning director and creative producer of large scale, site-specific events, image-based and aerial performance. Elena graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1997 and has worked with companies and festivals in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane.
Elena is a co-founder and Director of Insite Arts supporting the creation and touring of new, ground-breaking work in collaboration with independent, culturally diverse artists from multiple genres, across Australia and to the world. Insite Arts is a small-medium creative producing hub that supports artistic excellence, development and adventure; world-wide exposure and recognition of Australian artists; cross-cultural engagement; and its achievement through professional and sustainable practice.
In 2018 she established in. Studio + Café as a co-founder, to build a creative workspace and studio in Adelaide.
You know, and also she’s just an awesome fearless warrior to boot! Welcome, Elena – we’re thrilled to have you officially on board!!”

You may have seen the above on South Australian Playwright Theatre’s Facebook page, if not – click the link and give them a like, they have and are developing the best writers in Australia, if not the world. We can prove that by sharing with you two of their works in partnership with the Auscast Network.

Take a listen, click subscribe, flick through a review on your favourite podcast app and that will ensure continued support for this amazing organisation.

South Australian Playwrights Theatre presents:


by Matt Hawkins

Bordertown make-up artist Felicity, heads to Hollywood to become a star. After she starts dating former stand-up comedian, Tyrone Jackson, the paparazzi go wild. Her mother, local hairdresser Patricia is overjoyed, but when the relationship falls apart, all hell breaks loose in a small town obsessed with fame.

This original stage comedy from the South Australian Playwrights Theatre hit Adelaide by storm in 2019 and is now a podcast series.

★★★★ “entertaining and funny” The Clothesline.

★★★★ “Fun and feisty” The Adelaide Show Podcast.

“Engaging…full of dreams and demons” The Advertiser.

“An absolutely wild ride… memorable characters, some good streaks of humour and a nice sharp barb pierced into the world’s tedious obsession with celebrity.” Samela Harris – The Barefoot Review

South Australian Playwrights Theatre is committed to producing original stories from a
broad pool of talented writers, over a range of mediums, and is thrilled to be producing
Bordertown as the first audio instalment. So, sit back or multitask and enjoy the ride!

South Australian Playwrights Theatre presents:


by Lucy Combe

Meet SUV driving, Finnish Spitz owning, mother of twins, Phillipa. Daughter, Kat’s mental health requires intensive monitoring, husband Hugh’s ego needs constant stroking and she is forever reminded of her estranged Evangelical mother, Rayleen. Along comes Marcus, a devout born-again Buddhist, who brings with him the promise of new beginnings – if only her past would stop getting in the way.

The Middle Way explores the identities we create for ourselves and those put upon us; how the events of the past ricochet for years to come and the eternal pull of spiritual practices. The stage play launched to critical acclaim in 2019, is published through Australian Plays and is now being retold as an audio series over four parts.

South Australian Playwrights Theatre is committed to producing original stories over a range of mediums, and is thrilled to be producing
The Middle Way as its next audio instalment. So, sit back or multitask and enjoy the ride!

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