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.

Playwriting Australia is producing a podcast series: playwrights: this is how we do it. 

This series will comprise of five one- hour long audio episodes, each focusing on a single Australian playwright, who has had a significant impact on the Australian theatrical landscape. The episodes will delve into the respective playwright’s distinctive method, body of work and inspirations, to demonstrate the breadth and quality of our national corpus, along with the deep care, skill and effort that a career in playwriting requires.

We are calling for emerging playwrights to curate this program with us, to ensure that the discussion is moulded by a member of the Australian writing community, and the podcast's intended audience. We are looking for pitches; which Australian great do you want to interview for this program, and why?

If your pitch is selected you will be paid to research and prepare for as well as conduct the interview for the podcast. You will have support and assistance throughout this process. The interviews will take place in August and early September of 2019. 

Who can apply: If you are an emerging playwright you are able to apply.

How do I apply? Submit by 9am on 1st of July 2019. 

Projects will be selected using the following criteria:
* contribution that the proposed conversation would make to an understanding of playwriting craft; will it add to the collective 'Australian playwriting manual'?

* an incisive and convincing articulation of why your chosen playwright is an exciting interview subject

* a convincing articulation of why you're the best person to interview your chosen playwright.


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