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.

Ends on September 7, 2018


Artistic Director Lachlan Philpott is pleased to announce that the Duologue program is now open for submissions. Duologue has been created specifically for mid-career and established playwrights, to provide support for their collaborations and play development. The program was developed to acknowledge the value in creative partnerships to the development of new work. It will fund the hours of discussion, draft reading, feedback and dialogue in the nascent stages of the creation of a new work. The program will support year long creative partnership between a playwright and artistic collaborator of their choosing (dramaturg or fellow playwright). Applicants may decide to focus on a single work together, or multiple. Each partnership will be allotted up to $3,500 from a pool of shared development funds, for their year long collaboration. This allotment is intended to provide for both the playwright and artistic collaborator's face to face or direct working time. The structure may be self determined according to what the partnership decides is best. Duologue is generously supported by the Walking up the Hill Foundation. 

Applications close 11.59PM AEST on September 7 2018. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Associate Producer, Leila Enright. 


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