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27 Apr 2012
The five shortlisted plays for the 2011 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award have been announced. The award is about "acknowledging a playwright whose work is ambitious, demonstrating skilful application of craft, while at the same time honouring Patrick White’s contribution to Australian theatre.”
26 Apr 2012
An Australia Council report released this week gives a detailed picture of the representation of women in creative leadership positions in the theatre industry, from the early eighties up to the present day. According to the accompanying media release, the situation has 'deteriorated' over the past decade, in constrast to improvements seen in the two decades previously as a result of strategic intervention.
20 Apr 2012
The Flinders University Young Playwrights Award is an opportunity for young playwrights based in South Australia.
27 Mar 2012
The Australian Script Centre farewelled valued board members this month and welcomed three newcomers.
23 Mar 2012
Tom Holloway visits Hobart and takes the opportunity impart some of what he's learned about the craft of playwriting.
15 Mar 2012
In his keynote address from the NSW Writers' Centre's Playwriting Festival in March 2012, John McCallum takes on the controversial topic of adaptation versus new work in Australian theatre today.
24 Feb 2012
We sat down with Chris as the Showcase plays were nearing their first audiences to discuss the process, the plays themselves, and what the National Play Festival is actually all about.
23 Feb 2012
Debut playwright Victoria Haralabidou talks about her experiences at the National Play Festival 2012.
22 Feb 2012
Gary Abrahams talks about the development of his latest play, an adaption from Zola. This interview was recorded at the National Play Festival 2012, on the first day of rehearsal for a moved reading of the piece.
6 Feb 2012
Playwrights invited to apply for $30,000 script development awards Applications are now open for The R E Ross Trust Playwrights’ Script Development Awards 2012. The Awards are open to Victorian-based playwrights and deliver a total of $30,000 to support the development of plays as works-in-progress.