Budding playwrights wanted

playwrights - QTCAre you a budding playwright aged 15–30 living in Queensland?

Then start writing and get in your entry to the 2010 Young Playwright’s Program held annually by Queensland Theatre Company. Entries close June 25, 2010 and winners get to see their words onstage at the Brisbane Writers Festival in September.

The annual Queensland Theatre Company Young Playwright’s Program puts emerging writers to work with experienced directors, dramaturges and actors for three months and culminates in a professional reading of their play. For the first time in the program’s history the readings will be a part of the 2010 Brisbane Writers Festival, and participants are invited to speak about the experience at a panel event at the festival.

Anna McGahan, a participant in the 2009 Young Playwright’s Program said: “The Program expanded all of my previous ideas about theatre and playwriting. The support I received has been invaluable to my development as a writer, and the three month process was intensive, stimulating and enjoyable. No matter what level your writing is at, the program and people involved in it have so much to offer.”

Applications for the 2010 Young Playwrights Program close June 25, 2010 and finalists will be announced in July.

For further information and an entry form visit Queensland Theatre Company’s website at  www.qldtheatreco.com.au or contact our Youth & Education Department on 07 3010 7606.

Erin James

Erin James is AussieTheatre.com's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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