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WriteNOW

Work with leading WA playwrights to hone your writing skills for theatre and performance.

“WriteNOW gave me the confidence and knowledge to write for theatre.”

– Member

With tutelage from professional Western Australian playwrights, WriteNOW helps eager young writers develop their craft for theatre. The 7-week course empowers participants to tell Western Australian stories from a youth perspective and boosts individual skills in storytelling/writing, narrative structuring and development, and the building of plot and characters.

Past program tutors include leading industry professionals Andrew Sutherland, Hellie Turner, Sam Nerida & Zac James.

NEW: ALL ABILITY WRITE NOW STARTS 24 JUNE!

This year we are offering 2x WriteNOW and 24Hour Play Generator combined programs, one for young people aged 15-26 starting in late April and the other for young people of all ability kicking off on Friday 24 June and culminating in an All Ability 24Hr Play Generator on 3 December 2022 (International Day of Disabled Persons).

Dates Description Frequency, Time & Venue
28 Apr – 2 Jun Write Now, All Ages (15-26 y.o.) Finished for 2022
24 Jun – 4 Nov Write Now, All Ability (13-26 y.o.) Weekly
CALL OUT FOR MORE ADVANCED EMERGING PLAYWRIGHTS

Very soon, emerging playwrights with a track record will be invited to pitch to receive one-to-one writing and dramaturgical support for the development of a one-act play, one of six to be staged as part of an entirely new play generation activity (working title: 40Hour Play Generator).

To be eligible you must be under 26 years of age and have previously written for 24hr Play Generator, or have other equivalent ‘runs on the board’ (i.e. had your work staged). The opportunity will be made available largely by invitation, however, you may express interest using the Write Now EOI form below.