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5 Dec 2012

Connect: Playwright's Commission

The Creative Writing Program, Faculty of Creative Arts, UOW, in conjunction with Belvoir and the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund is commissioning an exciting new Australian play from an Australian playwright.
4 Dec 2012

2012 International Radio Playwriting Competition

The BBC World Service recently announced its shortlist for the 2012 International Radio Playwriting Competition. Featured amongst the list of 13 radio plays, drawn from over 1000 submissions worldwide, we are very happy to see the work of Australian playwright, Neva Grant.
28 Nov 2012

Tom's picks for November

Every month or so our Literary Manager Tom Healey delves into our extensive catalogue and suggests plays suitable for secondary teachers, for tertiary study and for community theatre groups.
26 Oct 2012

Tom's picks for October

Every month or so our Literary Manager Tom Healey delves into our extensive catalogue and suggests plays suitable for secondary teachers, for tertiary study and for community theatre groups.
26 Oct 2012

Bare Witness: In conversation with the playwright

Bare Witness has been embarking on a marathon tour of Australia for the best part of 2012. As it wends its way to Hobart's Theatre Royal (21 & 22 Nov) and the home of AustralianPlays.org, we took the opportunity to sit down with the playwright, Mari Lourey, to talk about the origins of this politically charged and morally complex piece of theatre.
19 Oct 2012

Joanna Murray-Smith defends ABC radio drama

As part of ongoing efforts to save ABC radio drama, playwright and Playwriting Australia board member, Joanna Murray-Smith, has released an open letter to Mark Scott, Managing Director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
17 Oct 2012

2012 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards

The Victorian Premier's Literary awards were presented at Melbourne's Regent Theatre last night, with the major prize, the Victorian Prize for Literature, going to Bill Gammage for his novel The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia. In the Drama category, Lally Katz received a nod for her script, A Golem Story, which premiered at the Malthouse Theatre in 2011.
16 Oct 2012

Sewell takes up role at NIDA

Today NIDA has announced the appointment of Stephen Sewell as the Institute’s new Head of Writing for Performance. Stephen has won great popular and critical acclaim as a playwright, screenwriter, novelist and academic lecturer, as well as directing in both theatre and film, over a career that has spanned 30 years in the arts and entertainment industries.
26 Sep 2012

2012 Philip Parson's Young Playwright's Award

Belvoir St Theatre today announced that applications are now open for the 2012 Philip Parsons Young Playwright’s Award.
14 Sep 2012

The mysterious language of dread in The Splinter

Playwright Hilary Bell talks about her latest investigation of the darker side of life, a play in the 'Gothic horror' tradition that was commissioned by the Sydney Theatre Company...

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