Playwrights Lab

Playwrights Lab, Meanjin

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Playwrights Lab demonstrates CAAP's ongoing commitment to Asian Australian Playwrights and creating pathways to Australian mainstage theatres.

Delivered in collaboration with La Boite Theatre, a leader in new Australian work, this day-long program convenes playwrights with artistic leaders, industry experts and established writers. Through facilitated discussion, practical workshops and peer to peer introductions, participants will gain invaluable insights into the programming and commissioning processes, all while forging connections and refining their craft.

At the core of Playwrights Lab is CAAP’s mission to address the underrepresentation of Asian Australian voices on stages. CAAP’s previous playwriting program LOTUS, delivered with Playwriting Australia (now Australian Plays Transform) supported over 70 writers, leaving an indelible mark on the national cultural landscape. 

This year's initiative is led by CAAP Artistic Director, Tessa Leong, and La Boite’s CEO and Artistic Director, Courtney Stewart. The day-long program will include opportunities for participants to connect with industry leaders and a masterclass with an established playwright, offering insights into the commissioning and programming cycle at La Boite.

Who is Eligible

• Early to mid-career Asian Australian playwrights of any age who have written a short or full length play. It does not need to have been performed.
• Writers must live and work in QLD at the time of application.

Not from QLD? Watch this space for more announcements to come. 

How to Apply

Applications for Playwrights Lab, Meanjin have now closed. 

Unfortunately we are not able to offer individual feedback on unsuccessful applications. 

Any questions about the application process or access needs, please contact
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Playwrights Lab x Meanjin is presented partnership with La Boite Theatre Brisbane, generously supported by Constellation Creatives Foundation.

CAAP is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW, and assisted by the Australian Government through the Creative Australia, its arts funding and advisory body.