Featured Scripts


"At the heart of every story lies the reason for telling it. Sometimes these
reasons are personal and therapeutic, and sometimes the story takes on a 
social/political role – a national metaphor – and is told for the benefit of many."

- Wesley Enoch, 2007

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THE PROMISE by Jadah Milroy

The Promise is a musical drama with a full existing score by Dalmazio Babare. Vikala's ...

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KING HIT by David Milroy

Published in CP-1488 Contemporary Indigenous Plays An acclaimed play that strikes at th...

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BUCKLEY'S HOPE by Ernie Blackmore

In 1955, following the death of her husband, young Aboriginal woman Maree Turner reluctant...

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BELONGING by Tracey Rigney

Follows the taunts and temptations of a school girl, and her personal struggle to remain t...

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We Are Survivors premiered in the Peacock Theatre, Hobart in 1984 for the Salamanca Arts F...

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ONLY GAMMON by Anthony Newcastle

From Australia's first full-time and on-going indigenous theatre company come these texts ...

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CASTING DOUBTS by Maryanne Sam

A funny and at times heart-wrenching play about an actors' casting agency with more colour...

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A Cultural Lesson is a short work set in 2028 but written in 1987 when the playwright work...

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"Let this table be a home for me. Let it be a home for all the lost and the hungry. May al...

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WILDCAT FALLING by Alan Becher et al

Nineteen-year old anti-hero Wildcat has been released from Fremantle Jail after serving an...

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THE CAKE MAN by Robert Merritt

Published in CP-359 Plays of the 70s Volume 2 This landmark play portrays life on a mis...

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MURRAS by Eva Johnson

Published in CP-100 Australian Women's Drama: Texts and Feminisms An Aboriginal woman, ...

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UP THE ROAD by John Harding

A celebration of life, love and family set in the remote Aboriginal community of Flat Cree...

YIBIYUNG by Dallas Winmar

This is a song of hope and change, a celebration of fronting up and finding place and fami...

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THE DREAMERS by Jack Davis

With humane irony the Western Australian poet, Jack Davis gives a painful insight into the...

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WELCOME TO COUNTRY by Colleen Johnson

The main character, Mavis, is an Aboriginal grandmother who is babysitting her four grandc...

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BITIN' BACK by Vivienne Cleven

Published in CP-1488 Contemporary Indigenous Plays Adapted from her award-winning novel...

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GOT NO DOT by Sam Cook

A day in the life of Ol Girl, Arrnt, Uncle, Brothaboy, Sistagirl, Cuz and Token Whitey as ...

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UP THE LADDER by Roger Bennett

This play evokes the blood and sweat, the smell of the sawdust and the momentary fame of t...

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Imagine that you're a Koorie, that you're in your mid-twenties, that your job is to look i...

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RAINBOW'S END by Jane Harrison

Published in CP-1488 Contemporary Indigenous Plays Set in the 1950s in the northern Vic...

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BROTHERS WRECK by Jada Alberts

Mob can’t survive like that, you can’t survive like that. We gotta talk to eac...

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ENUFF by John Harding

A violent uprising is planned for Reconciliation Day in a future Australia. Will retributi...

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NO SUGAR by Jack Davis

Commissioned for the 1985 Perth Festival, this is the spirited story of the Millimurra fam...

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CROW FIRE by Jadah Milroy

The story of a young, urban Indigenous Australian woman and a man from a desert community ...

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Script submissions

All titles listed on AustralianPlays.org, including those featured in BlakStage, are either published by one of our partners, such as Currency or Playlab, or have been accepted into the Australian Script Centre’s catalogue.

We welcome the submission of unsolicited scripts to BlakStage. Information on the eligibility, submission and assessment of scripts can be found here.