Gasworks Script Lab


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



Presented for the first time in 2023

and facilitated by Melbourne Writers’ Theatre,

GASWORKS SCRIPT LAB aims to identify talented playwrights

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


EOIs opened: 1st May 2023

EOIs closed: 19th May 2023


18 emerging and mid-career playwrights were accepted for this free creative development program in 2023.
10 short plays and 8 full-length plays have been developed and supported through Gasworks Script Lab.

Participants attended a series of skills-based workshops led by playwright teachers from Melbourne Writers’ Theatre.
A Masterclass and separate development session were offered to mid-career playwrights
who come to the program with a script-in-progress or a completed full-length work that could be further refined.


GASWORKS SCRIPT LAB commenced on 1st July

and will culminate in THREE Showcase events.

24th and 25th October

SHOWCASE NIGHTS at Gasworks Arts Park
Event Details
Tickets on sale soon in October
Sat 2nd December
MWT SHOWCASE 2023 at The Performance Space
Details will be announced in the October Playbill



THE 2023 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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A selection of scripts will be presented
in two Script Showcases,
to be presented on Tuesday 24th October and
Wednesday 25th October at Gasworks Arts Park.



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Other scripts will be presented
in MWT Showcase 2023,
to be presented on Saturday 2nd December
in The Performance Space, Docklands.



We look forward to seeing you at the Showcase Events!

For information about Gasworks Script Lab, please email


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