Former actor Grant Dodwell has announced an online Australian Live Theatre Festival . He is now the Creative Director of Australain Live Theatre.

“Our aim of this online streaming festival is to bring people together and reflect on the world-class quality and creativity of the Australian Theatre community.”

The festival started with two streamed performances of Sydney Theatre Company’s satirical Wharf Revue – Celebrating 15 years (March 27 and 28).

On April 2 and 3, at-home audiences can see Griffin Theatre Company’s production of David Williamson’s Emerald City (which just had its season at MTC cut short due to Covid-19).

Finally, the online festival will be closed by Mary Rachel Brown’s warts-and-all comedy The Dapto Chaser on April 10 and 11.

All streamed performances start at 8pm and can be watched by heading along to the Australian Theatre Live Facebook page.

The organisation also has additional Australian plays like Liberty, Equality, Fraternity and Away that you can watch on-demand or rent for a small fee (usually between $2 and $5). Check out the group’s Vimeo page for details.