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21-24 March 2018 in Sydney

After a hiatus this year, we are raring to go and excited to officially announce our National Play Festival for 2018. Save the date and mark it in your diary the National Play Festival will be in Sydney from 21-24 March 2018. We’re reading piles of scripts, thinking about masterclasses, inviting speakers and imagining something very special to celebrate all that’s inspiring about new writing for the stage. Over four days there will be playreadings, masterclasses, forums and artist talks. Plenty to sink your teeth into and a great way to mix with other like-minded playwright enthusiasts and playwrights.

We look forward to sharing program details with you. Watch this space.

As we busily prepare our 2018 program, why not get a taste of what is in store for you? Check out our 2016 National Play Festival Program below.

A celebration of Australia’s most ambitious new playwriting awaits you. 

National Play Festival 2016
27-30 July 2016 Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne




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