Programs /


National Play Festival /

Each year we produce a four-day public event in a different city in Australia to celebrate new plays through staged readings of Australian scripts, industry forums and more.

New Play Development /

The widest range of opportunities for the creative development of new scripts, including the National Script Workshop, Rapid Fire Sessions and our structured One-on-One Dramaturgy program.

PWA Lab /

A new 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.

Diversity /

Finding and nurturing emerging voices that represent Australia’s cultural diversity through workshops, mentoring and professional development, including our work with Indigenous artists and the Lotus Playwriting Project for artists from Asian-Australian backgrounds.

Creatives Academy /

Providing support for those working with new writing, filling a skills gap found in both training and professional environments through a series of programs for creatives, including the Dramaturgy Internships and a new Directors Studio.

National Travel Grants /

State Exchange travel funding made available for artists to collaborate on a new work across states, including the new Erin Thomas Playwrights Fund for emerging writers from regional areas.

The Chain Play /

Performed for one night only, The Chain Play is one of the most ambitious projects we’ve ever created to support our vital work.