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Merrigong & South Coast Writers Centre Playwrights’ Program

Merrigong has a long history of developing and producing new work by some of Australia’s most celebrated playwrights. The Merrigong & South Coast Writers Centre Playwrights’ Program invests in the next generation of storytellers. As a part of our support for independent and emerging artists, this initiative provides long-term mentoring for those with an interest in writing for the stage.

Merrigong is dedicated to leading from the regions and nurturing the next generation of creative thinkers in Australia. Through regular meetings over the course of the year, the Merrigong & SCWC Playwrights’ Program aims to create a space where writers are encouraged to rigorously articulate their ideas in a safe and supportive group of peers. We want to give writers the confidence to dream big and dazzle us with trailblazing new work.  

This program is open to anyone aged 18 and above with an interest in writing for theatre. We are committed to providing an inclusive culture and program where all our artists are valued and recognised for their unique qualities, ideas and perspectives. We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers and LGBQTI people.   

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