See the full transcript of Andrew Bovell’s landmark Keynote Address for the opening of the 2014 National Play Festival, a call to action to Australia’s theatre-makers
Promoting the finest new Australian writing
A celebration of richness and imagination, the National Play Festival is a glorious palette of new Australian stories. Curated from work developed through Playwriting Australia’s core programs, the Play Festival is an explosion of unseen invention for industry and audiences.
Over four days we present public readings of a selection of the most dynamic new plays in Australia from our leading artists and freshest new voices.
Artist Talks & Public Forums
We ignite the National Play Festival with a provocative exploration of the purpose of art in our wider society and the role of the writer in inventing new lenses to view the world.
We invite playwrights to masterclasses and gatherings to discover new frontiers in craft and ambition.
The Play Festival remains a key annual gathering of creatives and producers working with new writing from around the country.
Playwriting Australia is thrilled to announce the National Play Festival will travel to Adelaide for the first time in 2015, from 22 to 25 July at the Adelaide Festival Centre.
Head to the PWA Blog for more details
Past Play Festivals
Visit the Playography to explore the full list of supported plays
Photo credit: Songrites @ the National Play Festival 2014 by Daniel Boud