playwriting australia is proud to support nine new plays in round one of the 2017 new play development program.
In our first New Play Development submission round for 2017 we received over one hundred applications from individual playwrights. Nine of these plays will be supported, in three different development programs; the National Script Workshop, Rapid Fire and Longform. Read more about how these programs work in our 2017 brochure; found on our homepage.
We warmly thank all the playwrights for submitting their work to us. This round was competitive and our readers struck by the voices of and content addressed by the submissions.
National Script Workshops
Dogged by Catherine Ryan
Furious Creatures by Kathryn Marquet
Moral Rights by Julian Curtis
Overnight by Will O’Mahony
Scum Valley by Lachlan Philpott
Developed in partnership with Merrigong Theatre Company
The Golden Willow Tree by Paul Grabovac
The Platform by Moreblessing Maturure
The Total Eclipse of Sunday Lunch by Sara Browne
June by Patrick McCarthy
We are also continuing to develop Jane Hampson’s Ivy and Sarah Carradine’s Still Afraid of Water in our Rapid Fire program