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APT seeks new voices for new times, develops plays that change the national story, links them to production, publishes them, promotes them, and licenses them for future productions here and around the world.

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In 2024 La Mama Theatre in partnership with Australian Plays Transform (APT) returns with the La Mama Pathways Writing Intensive program, a professionally tailored skills development initiative for emerging and mid-career playwrights and theatre-makers based in Melbourne. Designed with our experiential knowledge of making contemporary theatre, and with generous assistance from John T Reid Charitable Trusts and Creative Australia, the 2024 program represents an evolution of, and is informed by, our thrillingly successful 2023 Pilot program.

This program is aimed at emerging and early mid-career theatre artists living in Victoria who are primarily but not exclusively, text-based theatre makers and playwrights. Over 3 months, a series of nuts-and-bolts weekly sessions on the craft of playwriting and contemporary theatre creation will be delivered from beginning of July to end of September 2024, for 12 selected participants chosen by a diverse advisory panel.

The sessions will be delivered by experienced playwrights, educators, directors and leading theatre makers from Victoria’s theatre sector.

This program is targeted specifically for theatre artists with demonstrated potential who wish to further develop their craft.  Participants will also receive up to 18 hours of dramaturgy or mentoring to develop their projects.


This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its arts funding and advisory body, and John T Reid Charitable Trusts.


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