Young Writers' Program | Playwright Workshops | Queensland Theatre

Young Playwrights’ Award

Queensland Theatre’s Young Playwrights’ Award is one of Australia’s longest running annual playwriting competitions for young writers. Each year, high school aged writers (9-12) are encouraged to submit an original play, which is read by a panel of industry professionals. The prize winner receives dramaturgical sessions with Queensland Theatre, a mainstage gift voucher and a reading of their work at Queensland Theatre’s Young Writers’ Night.

In 2017, Blake Hohenhaus and Zoe Hulme-Peake were awarded Queensland Theatre’s Young Playwrights’ Award for their original work Ash & Andie (Or a Kaleidoscope of Chance Meetings and Stolen Conversations).  

Details about the 2018 Young Playwrights’ Award will be released on this webpage soon.

Zoe Tuffin (Director), Clementine Anderson (cast), Blake Hohenhaus, Zoe Hulme-Peake and Abdul Salman (Cast) at Young Writers’ Night, Bille Brown Studio. 
Zoe Tuffin (Director), Clementine Anderson (cast), Blake Hohenhaus, Zoe Hulme-Peake and Abdul Salman (Cast) at Young Writers’ Night, Bille Brown Studio.

Young Writers’ Group

Queensland Theatre’s Young Writers’ Group is for writers aged between 15-19 years. The group provides an opportunity for emerging writers to develop their craft by participating in a series of workshops, facilitated by professional playwrights and industry professionals.

The 2017 Young Writers’ Group program has concluded. Please contact Laurel Collins, Programming Coordinator, on lcollins@queenslandtheatre.com.au to be added to a mailing list for 2018 information.