TW First Nations Dramaturg | Call For Submissions
We are seeking expressions of interest from female-identifying, mid-career or established First Nations dramaturg to support the script development of the TW Resident First Nations playwright

The role includes:

- A monthly meeting with the writer
- Ongoing Feedback-support
- One week in room development
- Script Reading
- A fee of $2,000


The position is to provide dramaturgy and mentoring throughout the development of the play. The work will receive programmed play readings and professional feedback throughout development. Theatre Works aims to realise the resulting performance works on stage in future Theatre Works Seasons.

First Nations Cultural Safety principles and practices are represented in all aspects of the company’s operations, procedures, activities and tours, and ensure that the values and behaviours expected of all employees (artists, staff, cast, crew) reflect a culturally informed, safe and inclusive company


Theatre Works incubates, produces and tours new and transformative performance, creating pathways for innovative artists whose work pushes boundaries and sparks new conversations.

For more than 40 years, Theatre Works has collaborated with arts companies, producers, presenters, and funders to bring about creative and strategic opportunities for some of this country’s most exciting and diverse contemporary artists and performances.

We are committed to giving voice to the diversity of stories from the Australian experience – the First Nations experience is central to this commitment and making artists central in all that we do.

However, we acknowledge that we have not been perfect in the past and that our commitment needs to be tangible and real.


The Dramaturg must be Female Identified, based in Victoria, and identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

The Dramaturg must be an early/mid-career

Trans women and non-binary folk are encouraged to apply. It will be a blind submission process, with writers details kept anonymous from assessors.

Simply fill out this short online form.

If you have any questions about the project or the submission process please contact

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