Under the guidance of experienced artists, emerging First Nations playwrights will be lead through a range of activities and workshops designed to spark ideas, introduce elements of craft, and provide strategies for activating brand new script ideas. During the process numerous First Nations industry practioners will provide professional and artistic insights to help stimulate the conceptualising and development of a new work. Sparks will burn brightly to its conclusion with a public reading of an extract from each of the developing new works, featuring professional actors and directors as part of QPAC’s Clancestry.

Sparks is supported by QPAC and is the middle process in a series of First Nations artists programs that begins with Seedlings and concludes with Clancestry.


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Playlab and QPAC seek to support First Nations writers taking their first steps into playwriting. Under the guidance of industry practitioners, participants will be led through a range of activities and workshops designed to stimulate ideas, introduce elements of craft, and provide strategies for undertaking a brand-new script idea.

This is a program for Indigenous writers, including those in the very beginnings of their writing career with a concept that they would like to explore.

All applications welcome.

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A Playwright Development Program

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