Playwriting Australia is the national new play development organisation.

We welcome citizens or permanent residents of Australia, of all levels of experience and backgrounds, to submit to our programs.

Please read the guidelines for each open program before submitting by clicking on 'More' below. Visit our website (click our logo above) for full details of our programs.

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For emerging regional and remote playwrights:

The Erin Thomas Playwright Fund 

With the permission of the Thomas Family, the Erin Thomas Playwright Fund will be offered differently in 2020.  

This fund seeks to commemorate playwright Erin Thomas’ optimism, her creative talent and further her generous contribution to the arts by helping emerging writers to pursue their dreams. The Fund ordinarily supports travel for the career development of emerging regional playwrights. 

In 2020, up to six emerging playwrights from regional or remote areas will be supported to work with a dramaturg or director through telecommunications on a new work, for a total period of 8 hours. Both the playwright and the collaborating artist will be paid for the period.

Submissions due 11:59pm AEST Sunday 31 May 2020

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