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 July 3, 2017

Outposts is based on Playwriting Australia’s nationally renowned writer training programs and we’re thrilled to be bringing this to Albury Wodonga in partnership with HotHouse Theatre.

Outposts begins with a free 16-hour introductory session across Friday night, Saturday and Sunday 7-9 July - a crash course in playwriting for anyone who has ever been interested in writing for the stage. We are now taking registrations for this weekend.

No experience necessary, just enthusiasm. Everyone is welcome.

We’ll then take submissions for the next stage of the program which is an 8 fortnightly session free writing course, where selected participants will be working with a professional playwright on the skills needed to develop your own work.

At the end of the 8 sessions, 4 playwrights will receive mentorship on their scripts and work with a professional cast and director to bring their plays to life in a public showing at HotHouse Theatre in 2018.

These stages will take place on the following dates:

Phase One. Weekend Long Crash Course: 7-9 June 2017 The Butter Factory Theatre Friday 7th July 6pm-9pm; Sat 8 July 10am- 9pm: Sun 9 July 10am- 5pm.

Phase Two. Writing Course, 8 fortnightly sessions: Monday 24 July – Mon 30 October 2017 5.30pm-9pm at The Butter Factory Theatre

Phase Three. Four playwrights receive one on one dramaturgy on their scripts. January 2018 – April 2018.

Phase Four.  A week long workshop with actors, dramaturg and director, dedicated to script development. 9-13 April 2018. The Butter Factory Theatre

We welcome and encourage submissions from artists from all cultural backgrounds, identities, abilities and genders. We are committed to supporting an Australian theatre environment that reflect our contemporary society. Playwriting Australia aims to ensure that our programs represent all Australians.

IMPORTANT! Please make sure to download and read the full submission guidelines before you begin your application. 

All applications must be received by 11.59pm EST on Monday 24 July.