In Plays

Each year Playwriting Australia invests in the development of up to 30 exciting new Australian plays.

We love it when the work we support reaches an audience and we are very excited to see a great selection of plays we’ve supported in production in 2014.

From Perth to Sydney, here is the list of the plays we have proudly supported through our various programmes. Mark them in your calendar as must-see productions this year.

See you at theatre in 2014 to celebrate some of our country’s most acclaimed playwrights!

Australian Capital Territory

Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography
by Declan Greene (VIC) 

Max Afford Award 2012 / National Play Festival 2013
The Street Theatre
17-21 June                                                                                                               
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New South Wales

Jump for Jordan by Donna Abela (NSW)
Creative Development Studio 2013
Griffin Theatre Company
14 February – 29 March                                                                             
Jump For Jordan
Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui by Jason de Santis
State Exchange 2009 / National Script Workshop 2010
Merrigong Theatre Company
19 -22 March
More dates: Australian Tour 2014
Wulamanyuwi
Music by Jane Bodie (NSW)
National Play Festival 2011
Griffin Independent & Stories Like These
2 – 26 April
Music
Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography
by Declan Greene (VIC)
Max Afford Award 2012 / National Play Festival 2013
Griffin Theatre Company
2 May – 14 June
Eight Gigabytes
M. Rock by Lachlan Philpott (NSW)
National Play Festival 2013
Sydney Theatre Company and atyp
12 – 28 June
M. Rock
Every Second by Vanessa Bates (NSW)
National Play Festival 2012
Darlinghurst Theatre Company
27 June – 27 July
Every Second

A Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seeker’s story as performed by Australian actors under the guidance of a Sinhalese director
by Dhananjaya Karunarathne (NSW)
National Script Workshop 2013
Merrigong Theatre Company  
24-26 July

Sri Lankan Tamil Asylum Seeker
Unholy Ghosts by Campion Decent (VIC)
Creative Development Studio 2011
Griffin Indie & White Box Theatre
27 August – 20 September
Unholy Ghosts
Kryptonite by Sue Smith (NSW)
Co-Commission with STC, generously supported by Rhonda McIver
Sydney Theatre Company
11 September – 18 October
Kryptonite

Northern Territory

Bastard Territory by Stephen Carleton (QLD)
National Play Festival 2011
Browns Mart Theatre
6 – 18 May
(in co-production with Knock-em Down Theatre)                                           
Bastard Territory

Queensland

Pale Blue Dot by Kathryn Marquet (QLD)
State Exchange 2013
La Boite Theatre Company
19 July – 9 August                                                                            
Pale Blue Dot
Bastard Territory by Stephen Carleton (QLD)
National Play Festival 2011

JUTE Theatre Company
6 -21 June
Bastard Territory

South Australia

Kryptonite by Sue Smith (NSW)
Co-Commission with STC, generously supported by Rhonda McIver
State Theatre Company of South Australia
22 October – 9 November                                                               
Kryptonite

Tasmania

Big Baby: Boss of the World by Van Badham (VIC)
State Exchange 2013
Terrapin Puppet Theatre
Tasmanian Tour: 4 – 16 July                                                            
Big Baby

Victoria

This Year’s Ashes by Jane Bodie (NSW)
Co-Commission with Griffin Theatre Company/
National Script Workshops 2011
Red Stitch Theatre
19 March – 19 April
This Year's Ashes
Therese Raquin by Gary Abrahams (VIC)
National Play Festival 2012
TheatreWorks
14 – 30 August
Therese Raquin
The Visitors by Jane Harrison (VIC)
National Script Workshops 2013
Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography by Declan Greene (VIC)
Max Afford Award 2012 / National Play Festival 2013

Melbourne Theatre Company, Cybec Electric Play Readings
6 – 22 February
Vile by Didem Caia (VIC)
National Script Workshop 2013
La Mama Theatre
16-27 July
Vile by Didem Caia

Western Australia

Flood by Chris Isaacs (WA)
National Play Festival 2013: Re-Gen WA showcase
Black Swan Theatre Company
17 January – 02 February
Flood
The Night Guardian by Jessica Messenger (WA)
Re-Gen WA 2012 / National Play Festival 2013: Re-Gen WA showcase
Blue Room Theatre & PICA
4 – 8 February
The Night Guardian
The House on the Lake by Aidan Fennessy (VIC)
National Script Workshops 2013
Black Swan State Theatre Company
6 – 22 June
The House on the Lake
Eight Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography by Declan Greene (VIC)
Max Afford Award 2012 / National Play Festival 2013
Perth Theatre Company
2 – 12 July
8GB
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