PWA Lab

The PWA LAB Re-imagines the role of the playwright in the theatre-making process Playwrights have an essential role to play in all kinds of performance. The PWA Lab is a week-long 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.

The PWA Lab supports non-traditional forms of theatre, multi-authored text and non-writer-led work. We are inviting proposals from artists, collectives and companies with a desire to workshop a new idea, a new partnership or a new form. Proposals must have a writer involved and include details of other creative team members attached to the project.

Eligible projects could include:
• established writers experimenting with new forms or genres;
• cross-artform collaborations with artists working in other disciplines;
• adding writers into devising ensembles; or
• creative teams looking to explore a new idea or working methods.

Each project will be given up to one week creative development studio to experiment with new forms of storytelling and collaborative ways of making theatre. The PWA Lab may be proposed as a one-off activity or part of a larger development plan incorporating support from other sources.

What do we offer?
• Up to one week access to a rehearsal studio
• Dramaturgical support from PWA’s Artistic Director and/or Associate Artist
• Weekly wage at MEAA standard rate for the creative team including performers
• Travels costs including accommodation, airfares, airport transfers and per diems
• Technical equipment hire (within agreed budget)
• Administrative and project management support

*please note that applications for the lab are now closed*

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