The SA Playwrights Podcast

Every week host Matt Hawkins talks to different writers, performers and arts practitioners in the fair city of Adelaide, sharing stories, insights, gags and much, much more!

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Tuesday Apr 07, 2020

Recorded during the last few days of the 'prepan' era, Matt and Pontsho continue to rage against racism, rudeness and reality. 

Friday Mar 27, 2020

Join Matt and Elena as they discuss the end of the world as we know it. What does social isolation mean for performers and the future of the arts? How will art evolve? Will there be a phoenix that rises from the ashes and if so, how far will she fly? In this apocalyptic edition of the SA Playwrights podcast, we dive into these complex issues and emerge slightly less confused than we were before.

Wednesday Jul 24, 2019

In this episode, Matt chats to the vivaciously talented playwright Alex Vickery-Howe about loitering with intent, stalking John Howard, communism, double cheese pizzas and what it's like being mistaken for an eco-terrorist .

Thursday Jun 27, 2019

In this episode, Matt talks to the multitalented director and broadcaster Lisa Harper Campbell about trying to date sopranos, the glory and the terror of being a double bass player and the emotional manipulation of major chords. Lisa directs Patrick Susskind's darkly funny play The Double Bass at the Bakehouse Theatre 9th -20th of July, 2019. 

Wednesday Jun 19, 2019

This time Matt is privileged to chat with the wonderful actor, writer and presenter Ponthso Nthupi. Join them as they celebrate the diversity of the African diaspora and boldly attempt to solve all the political problems of that amazing continent. Ponthso will be performing in 'The Other', a series of staged readings at Holden St Theatres, 17th and 18th of August, 2019

Tuesday Mar 12, 2019

In this episode, Matt talks to Chris Asimos about sexy authority figures, B-grade comedians and life in Las Vegas. Chris will be playing the role of Emilio Sanchez in SA Playwrights brand new production of Bordertown opening at Holden Street Theatres, 3rd of April, 2019.

Wednesday Feb 20, 2019

In this episode, Matt chats to actor, MC and immigration lawyer Steve Tongun about Nollywood, storytelling and his revival of the character of Ishaku who will appear in 2019 Adelaide Fringe show: Theatre for the Time Poor. Steve also performs an excerpt from the show!

Monday Jan 21, 2019

In this episode, Matt talks to Texan Australian playwright Jimmy Lyons and actor James McCluskey-Garcia about the thorny pathways of masculinity and dodgy sales techniques in preparation for a staged reading of The King at New Visions 1, Feb 2nd and 3rd, Adelaide Theatre Academy, 79 Beulah Rd, Norwood. Tickets available at 

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