Things that land in my inbox – here’s some great things happening at PlayWriting Australia…


PlayWriting Australia is calling for submissions for its upcoming National Script Workshop to be held in Sydney, 20 June – 1 July 2011.

The National Script Workshop offers playwrights the opportunity to develop their writing over a two-week period of intensive creative development, without the expectation of an immediate performance outcome or the need to produce a performance-ready draft.

Writers are invited to continue the development a new work in its early stages of creative development with directors, dramaturgs and an ensemble of actors. Scripts may be completed first drafts requiring further dramaturgy, or incomplete drafts needing to undergo further development.

For workshop details, program guidelines and application information visit

Applications close on 9 May 2011


PlayWriting Australia’s RE-GEN: supporting the next generation of Australian artists

A national call for applications

RE-GEN is a new PlayWriting Australia initiative designed to support young and emerging artists to build creative skills and develop new Australian plays. Running in parallel with the National Script Workshops, RE-GEN will support six emerging artist (two playwrights, two directors and two dramaturgs) through a week long creative development process.

Applications are now invited from playwrights with a script ready for development and directors and dramaturgs who wish to participate in the creative development workshop. Applications will be accepted from both individuals and teams of two or three from artists, who are under 30 and have graduated from relevant tertiary study in the past two years. The workshops will be based in Sydney and Melbourne and travel funds are available to encourage national participation.

For workshop dates, program guidelines and application information visit