Publication of new Australian Plays is an important part of Playlab’s commitment to supporting playwright’s careers, reflecting our Australian culture, and increasing access to exciting contemporary theatre.

Playlab selects publications based on the following criteria:

Production – has the work been produced in a professional context? On occasion a title will be published to coincide with a debut season. Independently produced productions will also be considered when selecting work to publish as part of Playlab Indie.

Quality – does the work demonstrate artistic quality and positive critical responses via published reviews and/or peer recommendation? A writer’s body of work and any awards received are also considered.

Audience – does the work possess market potential in at least one of Playlab’s key markets and/or ability to open Playlab to new markets?Legacy and Representation – does the work  have cultural and/or historical value and/or represent demographics that have been historically absent from our national discussion.