So You Want to be a Playwright?

posted in Performance Writers on 14 April, 2019

Black Swan State Theatre Compnany are on the hunt for the next batch of exciting emerging playwrights for their 2019 Emerging Writer's Group.

Each playwright will write a first draft of a new play with access to dramaturg/mentor Jeffrey Jay Fowler. They will be given workshops with professional actors and the potential of a professional public reading of their first draft. Members of the emerging writers’ group are given free tickets to all shows at Black Swan within the year. An honorarium of $1000 is offered to each writer for their time in the program.

The idea is to write a play with a cast of four or less that you can imagine being staged at Black Swan.

Any Western Australian based playwrights who consider themselves to be emerging may apply.

Writers from all cultural and linguistic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. 

How to Apply: Send your contact details, a one page playwright CV, a five page sample of your writing, and a one page play pitch to [email protected].

Deadline: 5 pm, 25 April 2019.

A small selection of applicants will be invited for an interview to discuss their playwriting ambitions and play concept.


Contact Details

Black Swan State Theatre Company

Email Address:
[email protected]