Key Info

The Queer Playwriting Award (formerly known as Playtime) is an exciting initiative that encourages the creation and development of original Australian theatre with a queer focus.
Up to 4 works (of 15 minute excerpts) are selected, to culminate in a Showcase of rehearsed readings. 
Gasworks Arts Park is proud to return as a Midsumma Hub in 2020. The Queer Playwriting Award will be a highlight among an exciting program of events, to be held in our Studio Theatre on Tuesday 28 January 2020 from 7pm-8.30pm.

Before proceeding with this application, please ensure you have read the eligibility and selection criteria information at

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 8 September 2019.

If you have any queries about the application process, or the Showcase event in general, please contact Gasworks Arts Park on (03) 8606 4200 or email

Thank you and good luck! 

Image credit: Suzanne Balding (The Book of Ducks by Glenn Saunders, Playtime 2019)