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Playlab New-writing Theatre

Incubator Playwright Development Program

Incubator seeks to identify, support and develop emerging Queensland playwrights by creating a unified and nurturing environment in which to complete the first draft of a new play.

Across nine months of 2018, award-winning playwright Richard Jordan will lead participants through a range of activities designed to cultivate their own unique voice – and inspire a play they never thought they would write. Each workshop will revolve around a different “access point” to beginning a new work such as: Memory, Emotion, and Landscape, while various aspects of craft will be explored. At the end of the workshop series, each participant will hand in the first draft of a full-length play, and receive one-on-one feedback. At least one Incubator play is guaranteed entry into the 2019 Alpha Processing program.

Incubator is open to South-East Queensland playwrights eighteen years and over, in the first three years of their practice. The program will run fortnightly on Wednesday evenings, from 6:30pm – 9:00pm, at Playlab’s Rehearsal Room. An introductory session will take place one week before the first workshop.

Application requirements:

Interested playwrights should email the following:

  • A copy or excerpt (3 pages minimum) of what you consider to be your “best” written work to date.  This may be any form: play scripts, poetry, prose, film scripts etc.
  • A one page CV, detailing your writing experience, education, and achievements.
  • 300 words articulating why you want to take the course, and why writing for the theatre is important to you.

Applications for 2018 close on the 20th of February 5:00pm.

A $100 administration fee is payable upon acceptance.

For more information on the program and how to format your submissions hit up our website.


Thursday 1 February, 2018
Tuesday 20 February, 2018
Venue Address
30 Herschel Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Queensland, Brisbane

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