Under the guidance of experienced artists, emerging First Nations playwrights will be led 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 First Nations industry practitioners 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.

Sparks is a Playlab Theatre and QPAC partnership program that supports First Nations writers taking their first steps into playwriting.


To be eligible applicants must:

• Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander decent.
• Have a play concept they would like to develop.

To apply to be part of Sparks simply fill out the form below. Applications close Sun 16 Jan.

A Playwright Development Program

By Playlab Theatre In Partnership With