Gasworks Script Lab

This free, immersive playwriting development program, presented in partnership with Melbourne Writers’ Theatre in 2023, will be offered again at Gasworks Arts Park in 2024. 
Gasworks Script Lab aims to support writers of all skill levels. The 2024 program features two streams:
 
EMERGING: for new/aspiring writers who have never written for the stage but are interested in exploring the craft of playwriting
EXPERIENCED: for writers with playwriting experience and 1 or more theatrical production credits (‘credits’ includes both performances and public script readings) who are currently working on a new full-length play


Gasworks Script Lab is open to all Victorian-based writers living in the City of Port Phillip and beyond. Ideally, program participants will be Australian citizens or permanent residents who are committed to developing and presenting their writing at a local/national level.


We are able to support 10x Emerging and 6x Experienced participants in the 2024 program. Therefore, not all applicants can be guaranteed a place.
Gasworks Script Lab is a multi-stage writing program. Participants are expected to commit to attending all workshops, script developments and showcase events.  All scripts will receive workshopping with professional actors. At the final session on 17th August, 6 scripts by Emerging participants and 2 scripts by Experienced participants will be selected for public presentation at the Showcase Nights, to be held at Gasworks Arts Park on 22nd and 23rd October 2024.


Applications open on Wednesday 1st May at 9am. Your completed EOI must be submitted by Friday 17th May at 5pm. Selection will be made by a panel from Melbourne Writers' Theatre & Gasworks Arts Park, and all applicants will be notified of the outcome by Friday 7th June.
 

  • Event Details
    Date & Times:

    KEY APPLICATION DATES: 
    Mon 1 May, 9am
    : Applications open 
    Fri 17 May, 5pm: Applications close
    Mon 7 Jun, 5pm: All applicants notified


    WORKSHOPS FOR EMERGING WRITERS: 
    Sat 22 June, 2pm – 4pm
    : Writing Workshop (Introduction) | Zoom
    Sat 13 July, 11am – 1pm: Writing Workshop #1 | Gasworks Arts Park 
    Sat 27 Jul, 11am – 1pm: Writing Workshop #2 | Gasworks Arts Park 
    Sat 17 Aug, 11am – 2pm: Script Development with Actors | Gasworks Arts Park
    Tue 22 Oct, 6.30pm–8.30pm: Showcase Event #1 | Gasworks Arts Park  


    WORKSHOPS FOR EXPERIENCED WRITERS: 
    Sat 22 June, 2pm – 4pm
    : Writing Workshop (Introduction) | Zoom
    Sat 13 July, 2pm – 4pm: Writing Workshop #1 | Gasworks Arts Park 
    Sat 27 Jul, 2pm – 4pm: Writing Workshop #2 | Gasworks Arts Park 
    Sat 17 Aug, 2pm – 5pm: Script Development with Actors | Gasworks Arts Park
    Wed 23 Oct, 6.30pm–8.30pm | Showcase Event #2 | Gasworks Arts 

  • Applications will open at 9 AM, Wed 1May

    More Information

    t: (03) 8606 4200
    e: marisa@gasworks.org.au

  • Preview the Gasworks Script Lab online form here