Please note that applications are closed for 2017 and will reopen November 2017. 

ATYP is proud to offer Australia’s only professional residency for a young adult playwright.  We are calling for applications from writers aged between 18 and 26 who would like to become a central part of the ATYP team in 2017.

ATYP is proudly a writer’s theatre company.  Each year we invest in the development of playwrights at all stages of their careers, in person and online around Australia.  At ATYP we challenge writers to tell stories that capture the interests and imagination of modern Australian young people. 

As the ATYP Resident Playwright you receive:

·         a commission for a full length work of your choosing;

·         four short commissions using the creative input of young people who are part of our workshops program;

·         training to facilitate playwriting workshops with emerging writers;

·         dramaturgical support for your writing throughout the year;

·         workshops to develop your script;

·         a short commission for an additional piece of critical reflection, article, blog post or dramatic writing;

·         The opportunity to be a part of the inner workings of one of Australia’s fastest evolving, flagship theatre companies.

This position offers a writer a minimum of $20,000 in commissions plus a further $5,000 worth of dramaturgical and workshop support.  The position has been established to invest in the development of a writer rather than a specific work, building skills that can lead to a sustained career.  If you are:

  • An Australian citizen;
  • Aged between 18 and 26 (cannot turn 27 before 1/1/2018);
  • Not enrolled in full time study in 2016;
  • A past participant of an ATYP writing program or another recognized playwriting program;
  • Passionate about playwriting with demonstrated experience participating in writing programs and/or writing plays;
  • Value the work of ATYP and want to be a part of the company;

Then we would like you to apply!

To get involved please email [email protected] with:

1.       Your playwriting CV                 

2.      Up to 10 pages of scriptwriting

3.      A 500 word statement answering: “Why would you like to work at ATYP?”

Please note that applications are closed for 2017 and will reopen November 2017. 

If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone please call Jenni on 02 9270 2407 or email [email protected]