Online Registrations


Join some of the country's leading playwrights and theatre artists for a series of exclusive writers' events.

IMPORTANT Places are strictly limited and must be booked in advance through the below online registration process.
Individual registrations only, no group booking accepted. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Participants must immediately notify the organiser if they can no longer attend a selected event so their place can be released. Please contact Playwriting Australia by email on



Richard Frankland, Hannie Rayson and Michael Gow will each teach a masterclass for writers sharing their wisdom, insight and expertise.

Richard Frankland

When                   Friday 29 July, 9am – 11am
Cost                     $35 (bookings essential)
Venue                 The Hoopla Room, Malthouse

Hannie Rayson (SOLD OUT)

When                  Friday 29 July, 10am – 12.30pm
Cost                     $35 (bookings essential)
Venue                 The Tower, Malthouse         

Michael Gow (SOLD OUT)

When                   Friday 29 July, 11am – 1pm
Cost                      $35 (booking essential)
Venue                  The Hoopla Room, Malthouse


A multi-skilled, multi-layered masterclass in the craft of playwriting, led by some of Australia’s leading playwrights. They will share their favourite element of craft - whether it be character building, dramatic structure, or how to write believable cracking dialogue - the how, when and why they do it. Listen, learn, take note(s) and be motivated and inspired beyond your imagination.

Presenters include: Declan Greene, Melissa Reeves, Steve Rodgers

When                  Saturday 30 July, 9.30am – 11.30am
Cost                      Free (booking essential)
Venue                  The Tower, Malthouse

Playwriting 101

Have you ever wanted to write a play? Now’s your chance. Working with two of Playwriting Australia’s core artists, we take you on a whirlwind ride through the ins and outs, do’s and don’ts of writing for the stage. Bring your pencil. (Or a laptop.)

Presented by Playwriting Australia’s Resident Dramaturg, Iain Sinclair and Diversity Programs Coordinator, Sopa Enari.

When                  Saturday 30 July, 9am – 11am
Cost        &nbs