Playwriting Australia aims to provide playwrights at all levels of their careers with time, space and creative guidance to explore and refine their work. Duologue is our new program, which will champion mid-career and established writers, the most overlooked sector of the playwriting community. Creative collaboration with dramaturgs, or other artists, is crucial to a successful process.

Duologue has been created specifically for mid-career and established playwrights, to provide support for their collaborations and to acknowledge the value in creative partnerships to the development of new work. It will fund the hours of discussion, draft reading, feedback and dialogue in the nascent stages of the creation of a new work. The program will support year long creative partnership between a playwright and artistic collaborator of their choosing (dramaturg or fellow playwright). Applicants may decide to focus on a single work together, or multiple.

Each partnership will be allotted up to $3,500 from a pool of shared development funds, for their year long collaboration. This allotment is intended to provide for both the playwright and artistic collaborator’s face to face or direct working time. The structure may be self determined according to what the partnership decides is best.

Applications for Duologue 2018 program closed on 7th September 2018. To learn more about our 2018 Duologue collaborators click here.

Duologue Program is generously supported by the Walking up the Hill Foundation.

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