Transmission is Playlab Theatre’s new remote playwriting program that provides emerging, regional Queensland playwrights the opportunity to develop their craft in the comfort of their own homes.

Across six months, participants will be led through a series of online workshops over Zoom by award-winning playwright Kathryn Marquet. Participants will emerge from the program having unlocked their imaginations and expanded their craft, ready to write the play they have always wanted to.

For more information, download the program outline below.


WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING EXPRESSIONS OF INTERESTS FOR TRANSMISSION – APPLICATIONS CLOSE MON 11 APR

To be a part of the Transmission program, simply fill out the submission form below.

What you will need to submit with your EOI:

  • Where do you reside in regional QLD
  • A copy or excerpt (3-6 pages) of what you consider to be your “best” written work to date. Please do not include any imagery in your submission. This may be in any form: play scripts, poetry, prose
  • A one-page CV
  • 300 words articulating why you want to be involve in this program

You can read the submission guidelines here. For more information please email info@playlabtheatre.com.au.


  • • A copy or excerpt (3-6 pages) of what you consider to be your “best” written work to date. Please do not include any imagery in your submission. This may be in any form: play scripts, poetry, prose.
  • A one page CV, detailing your writing experience, education, and achievements.
  • 300 words articulating why you want to take the course, and why writing for the theatre is important to you.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


MEET THE PROGRAM FACILITATOR – KATHRYN MARQUET

Kathryn Marquet is an actor and a playwright. Her published/performed works include: The Secret Garden (QT Young Artist Ensemble/Dead Puppet Society); The Dead Devils of Cockle Creek (Playlab/La Boite); The Owl and the Pussycat (Little Match); Furious Creatures (QPDA Finalist/Playwriting Australia workshop participant); and Pale Blue Dot (La Boite). In 2017, Kathryn was Playwright In Residence at Playlab, and, in 2013, Kathryn held the position of Playwright in Residence at La Boite Theatre Company. Kathryn sat on the board of Associate Artists at Queensland Theatre from 2011 until 2013. Kathryn has recently completed her Masters of Philosophy in Playwriting from UQ.

Kathryn’s theatre performances include Magpie (Playlab),  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Glass MenagerieAs You Like It, Ruben Guthrie and The White Earth (La Boite), Faustus (Bell Shakespeare/QT), The Crucible, Maxine Mellor’s Mystery Project, and 25 Down (Queensland Theatre), Bastard Territory (JUTE/Brown’s Mart), Prehistoric and After All This (Elbow Room), April’s Fool (Empire), Tender (…and Moor), Risk (Umber), Catholic School Girls (ThreeSisters/Mad Cat), Brontë (ThreeSisters), Cinderella, Jane Eyre, Little Women, Two Weeks with the Queen, Into the Woods, and The Taming of the Shrew (HRTC).

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Her film and television credits include the feature film Don’t Tell (Tori Garrett), and series’ Secrets & Lies (Hoodlum/Network Ten), and Sisters of War (ABC). Kathryn was engaged in the Emerging Artist program for QT in 2009. She won the 2009 Matilda Award for Best Emerging Artist, was nominated for the 2010 Matilda for Best Supporting Actress and won Best Ensemble at the 2015 Melbourne Green Room Awards for Prehistoric. She is a graduate of the acting program at the University of Southern Queensland.