New Play Development
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.