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pwa lab

Playwriting Australia

Playwrights have an essential role to play in all kinds of performance. The PWA Lab is a week-long workshop opportunity encouraging artists to examine the possibilities of including playwrights in innovative processes, aiming to bring the unique skills of a writer to an ever-widening theatre-making practice.

What are PWA offering?

  • Up to one week access to a rehearsal studio
  • Dramaturgical support from PWA’s Artistic Director and/or Associate Artist
  • Weekly wage at MEAA standard rate for the creative team including performers
  • Travels costs including accommodation, airfares, airport transfers and per diems
  • Technical equipment hire (within agreed budget)
  • Administrative and project management support

PWA Lab Dates:  
Exact dates to be confirmed with selected participants

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  • Closing: 27 February 2017
  • Categories: Literature, Performing Arts, Theatre
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

New Play Development

Playwriting Australia

Playwriting Australia is dedicated to working with writers at all levels of their career, offering them time, space and creative expertise to explore and refine their new plays. Whether with a cast of actors in a full workshop setting or one-on-one with a dramaturg, our script development models focus on exploration and creative dialogue between artists, away from the pressures of performance outcomes.
If you’ve submitted your work to Playwriting Australia before, please read carefully as we’ve made some changes to our script development program.
We now offer a more tailored approach to the way we support new plays by offering three different development programs:

  • LONGFORM: six months of individual sessions with a PWA dramaturg

  • RAPID FIRE: a day-long workshop with actors and creatives
  • NATIONAL SCRIPT WORKSHOP: an intensive development workshop of one or two weeks
    Read the full guidelines for more information about submissions and our selection process. Please note that this submission date within the guidelines is incorrect, the correct dates are below.

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    • Closing: 24 July 2017
    • Categories: Literature, Theatre
    • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

The Max Afford Playwrights’ Award

Playwriting Australia

The Max Afford Playwrights’ Award was created; ‘To promote interest in Australian drama and to encourage the writing of plays in Australia, to help and give incentive to young writers of plays’.
Malcolm ‘Max’ Afford was an Australian playwright and novelist. This award has been established in his honour, for a young playwright to further their education in the field of drama and to improve the general public appreciation of Australian drama and playwrights. Offered by Perpetual and administered by Playwriting Australia, the award included a $15,000 cash prize and a creative development with director, dramaturg and cast of actors for the chosen play.
Submissions close 19 November 11.59pm EST
For more information visit the website.
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  • Closing: 19 November 2017
  • Categories: Literature, Theatre
  • Open To: Individuals