Script Assessments

Script Assessments are an invaluable tool to gain insight and perspective on your developing work. There are three flavours:


Snapshot Assessment

A short form of written assessment designed to be a quick, but thorough response to your work. A dramaturg will importantly articulate questions you will need to address in coming drafts. We recommend undertaking a Snapshot before investing in our more in-depth assessments to ensure you gain some objectivity on your work. Assessments are usually two to three pages long.

Cost: $125.00 (please note that if the work is of considerable length, additional costs may be incurred)

Estimated turn around: 1 week


Full Assessment

A Full Assessment is an in-depth dramaturgical response, providing you with either a detailed written assessment or an over-the-phone conversation. While we recommend undertaking a Snapshot prior to this, it is not a prerequisite. However, you may request a Full Assessment if you are interested in fast tracking the development of your work. Written responses will be three to five pages long or a one-hour phone discussion (time can be extended but additional costs will be incurred).

Cost: $250.00 (please note that if the work is of considerable length, additional costs may be incurred)

Estimated turn around: 1 – 2 weeks


Process Assessment

If you have a workshop, development, or reading of your work scheduled, an initial assessment and ongoing dramaturgical guidance will help you make the most of your investment. The structure of this service is flexible and responsive to the needs of your project, the type of development you’re undertaking, and the style and form you are working in. Get in touch early so we are able to recommend a course of action to support your project.

Cost: Determined via quote. Contact Playlab for more information.


To enquire about a script assessment, email info@playlabtheatre.com.au with a full copy of your script and we’ll guide you from there.