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Playlab Indie Call Outs

We Want Your Scripts!


We are currently seeking titles to be included in our Playlab Indie Collection.

Playlab Indie is a digital collection designed to promote new work that has debuted in the independent theatre sector. 
Playwrights from all over Australia are encouraged to send in their work to be considered for publication in this collection.


Playlab’s Publishing Criteria

We are looking for works that:

- have been produced in the Australian independent sector.

- demonstrate artistic quality and positive critical responses via published reviews and/or peer recommendation. A writer's body of work and any awards received will also be considered.

Additionally, Playlab will also regard how the text demonstrates:

- Legacy and Representation: including the cultural and/or historical value of the work; the cultural diversity represented by the work and/or the writer.


Please include the following in your application

  • A final draft of the work
  • A cover letter that speaks to the above criteria (200 – 300 words)
  • A CV or biography (150 – 250 words)
  • Production history and details
  • Any additional material that you think will support your submission such as reviews, production promotional materials etc.

Please note: if the work you are submitting is an adaptation of an existing work, or includes any materials from existing, copyright protected work, the writer will need expressed written permission from the copyright holder before we are able to consider publishing the work.


Send your applications to

Applications Close: 5.00pm August 2.

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Inaugural Winner of the 2016 ATYP Foundation Commission (14-17 year olds)

"This cannot be stopped; your history is impending. Everyone will know tomorrow, by the end of lunch, who you really are..."

Someone at Elia’s high school has gained access to all the students’ browser histories, messages and metadata. They plan to release them. What do they want? Nothing more than everybody at the high school finding out who they, and everyone around them, really is. But the students can’t let this happen.  They have secrets that can’t come out, and less than one day to stop their impending release.

Set within a New South Wales high school, Impending Everyone explores what happens when we have to own up to the things we have said, when anonymity is stripped away and our desires are laid bare.

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During the month of April we are offering a free digital download of either Gallipoli Bill by Arthur Adams  or  Snapshots from Home by Margery Forde  when you purchase a copy of  The Unknown Soldier by Sandra Eldrige  or  The Long Way Home by Daniel Keene.
Simply select your choice from the drop down before you check out and we'll email you your selection within 1-2 business days.

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We were sitting around the Playlab office getting a little upset because not many people were accessing the hottest new writing from Australia. So we thought, "Why don't we do a sale".
Not just any kind of sale but a MEGA $3 SALE ACROSS ALL OF OUR DIGITAL PUBLICATIONS kind of sale.
It's a sale, that if we're honest is so wild our finance guy raised some eyebrows when we first floated the idea by him. But hey, we reasoned, at least now more people will get their hands on some quality fresh work.
The thing is though, we promised finance guy that we'd only do this sale for two weeks (a.k.a until the 30th of June). So make sure you take advantage of this opportunity now because we won't be able to convince him to let us go this low again for a hot minute.

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 A love song to Japan and the irresistible pull between our two cultures

Hanako plunges the audience into the hyper-realistic fantasy of a young Japanese girl journeying from the pages of a traditional Noh play into an imagined future-world as she attempts to escape the control of two warring adults from East and West, past and present. Traditional Japan collides with contemporary urban culture, music, anime and fashion as the audience follows Hanako on her precarious journey into the future.

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