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18 Feb 2011
National Play Festival showcases the best in new Australian playwriting to inspire playwrights, producers and audiences about new writing as a critical, living part of our story-telling culture.
9 Nov 2010
Now in its 22nd year, the British Council and BBC World Service’s International Radio Playwriting Competition continues its global search for the world's best new radioplays. Two lucky writers will win the opportunity to have their plays broadcast on the World Service.
4 Oct 2010
A significant leadership change in the Australian theatre landscape is underway, with a handful of major companies welcoming new artistic directors. So what is the future direction of Australian theatre? And how diverse is our theatre scene?
4 Oct 2010
Arts administrator and live-theater fan Ben Cameron looks at the state of the live arts -- asking: How can the magic of live theater, live music, live dance compete with the always-on Internet? At TEDxYYC, he offers a bold look forward.
16 Sep 2010
Rebecca wrote up her reflections on the forum discussion held by Currency and Griffin Theatre last month on the lost repertoire of Australian plays. Here is an excerpt from her article.
9 Sep 2010
The shortlisted playwrights for the Louis Esson Prize for Drama have been announced.
17 Aug 2010
The Queensland Premier's Literary Awards aim to nurture Australia's greatest talent, and to support and encourage the development of up-and-coming authors. 2010 nominees for the $15,000 Drama Script (Stage) Award include...
13 Aug 2010
All you Aussie expats and holiday makers in the UK, here's another opportunity to check out the work of an Australian playwright on the UK stage. London's Finborough Theatre is staging the world premier of Ben Ellis' new play, The Captive, in November.
23 Jun 2010
The Australian Writers’ Guild has announced the nominations for this year’s AWGIE Awards – judged by writers for writers and awarded for excellence.
The writers of Australia’s best loved stage, screen and radio have been nominated for these coveted awards, which are given for the script alone, recognising that everything starts with the written word.
Previous AWGIE award winners are in the mix again this year including Katherine Thomson, Greg Haddrick, Doug Macleod and David Williamson AO.