Gasworks Script Lab


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EOIs open: 1st May

EOIs close: 19th May


G A S W O R K S    S C R I P T    L A B




To be presented by Melbourne Writers’ Theatre in partnership with Gasworks Arts Park,

GASWORKS SCRIPT LAB aims to identify talented playwrights

living in the City of Port Phillip and all corners of Victoria.


Up to 20 emerging and mid-career playwrights will be accepted for this free creative development program in 2023.
Play excerpts, short plays and full-length plays will all be developed and supported through Gasworks Script Lab.

Participants will attend a series of skills-based workshops led by playwrights from Melbourne Writers’ Theatre.
An intensive Masterclass and separate development session will be offered to mid-career playwrights
who come to the program with a script-in-progress or a completed full-length work that would benefit from dramaturgy.


GASWORKS SCRIPT LAB will run from 1st July – 25th October 2023.



THE PROGRAM at a glance


For a complete list of key dates, please visit the Gasworks Script Lab page on the Gasworks website.


In a series of Saturday afternoon playwriting workshops (to be held on-site at Gasworks Arts Park and also online),
participants will be guided to create brand new plays OR will be supported to further develop their existing scripts.

Participants will receive written feedback on their new scripts and will have the opportunity to workshop their completed scripts in Script Readings with Actors, to be held on-site at Gasworks Arts Park.


Participants will receive one-on-one support to complete final drafts of their new scripts.


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Scripts deemed ready for presentation on stage
will be shared with the public in two Script Showcases,
to be presented on Tuesday 24th October and
Wednesday 25th October at Gasworks Arts Park.





SUBMISSIONS OPEN:           1st May
      19th May



Applications for Gasworks Script Lab are now open.

*** To preview the EOI form, click HERE.


When you’re ready to submit your EOI, the link is:

Or just click on the IMAGE below. Good luckl!

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If you have any questions about this program, please email:




is a creative partnership between Melbourne Writers’ Theatre and Gasworks Arts Park.



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