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Applications now open

Playwrights, this is your chance to shine! Playtime Staged Readings is a joint collaboration between Midsumma Festival and Gasworks Arts Park, which aims to identify, support and develop new talent and get queer issues out there for mainstream audiences to consider and enjoy.

The LGBTQIA+ community is diverse, exciting and full of stories and ideas that deserve to be heard on the stages of performing arts venues throughout the country. This is the chance you have been waiting for to tell a bold, funny, new, important or exciting story to Australian theatre audiences.

Creators of new or developing works of theatre were invited to submit their proposals for consideration by a panel of supportive industry professionals.

Each year, four works are selected by the industry panel, and invited to present a 15-minute staged reading as part of the next Midsumma Festival on Wednesday 30 January at 7pm. One work is then selected to receive ongoing support and development to become a full-scale work and be presented at the following Midsumma Festival.

The ultimate aim of Playtime is to tour the work nationally to expose it to a wide range of metropolitan, regional and rural audiences.

Submissions for the 2019 Playtime Staged Readings close midnight, 7 Oct. Apply here.

If you have any queries about the application process, or the Playtime program in general, please contact Gasworks Arts Park on (03) 8606 4200 or email [email protected]

Submissions for the Playtime Staged Readings close on DAN: SUPPLY DATE.

Apply online here