Rough Draft #49

Richard Wherrett Studio, Roslyn Packer TheatreFree


Rough Drafts supports the development of new Australian works by providing artists with an opportunity to grow and refine their ideas. Writers, directors and theatre makers are given access to a rehearsal space, a paid team of actors or creatives and dramaturgical support. They may use the week and resources to embark on something currently unscripted or they might choose to develop a script that is already complete in draft form. The outcomes vary greatly according to the project.

At the end of the workshop week, we invite you into the development process to have a sneak peek at extracts of the work in progress at the free public showing. These showings are an opportunity for the artists to test their ideas in front of an audience... and they are a chance for you to learn about how new plays are made.


By Monikka Eliah
Directed by Tasnim Hossain

Garage Sale is a comedy about a Assyrian family living a simple life in Western Sydney’s Fairfield until their household appliances start to mysteriously break down around them. The niece, Dina, thinks they just need to stop buying cheap from Bigmart but her aunt, Ato Asyet believes the damage to be a sign from the great beyond. Through comedy and magic realism, the work explores culture, sustainability and family.

IN PERSON EVENT (SOLD OUT) Fri 26 Mar, 6.45pm, Richard Wherrett Studio of the Roslyn Packer Theatre 
WATCH LIVE ON FACEBOOK The event can be streamed live via the STC Facebook account on Fri 26 Mar at 6.45pm. Set a Google calendar reminder.


100% audience capacity: NSW Health has granted STC an exemption to the current Public Health Order, allowing us to increase audience capacity to 100%. We encourage you to consider your comfort levels in a busy theatre setting before attending.

Face masks are essential: Please bring a face mask with you and wear it at all times, including during the performance. 

The situation is constantly evolving and safety measures may change before your performance. Please check the most up-to-date Visitor Safety Measures prior to your visit.


Rough Drafts are supported by Girgensohn Foundation