Queer Playwriting Award Showcase

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Image by Suzanne Balding (QPAS 2020)

Witness staged readings of brand new queer theatre works

The annual Queer Playwriting Award (previously Playtime Staged Readings), is a collaboration between Gasworks Arts Park and Midsumma Festival, and part of the Midsumma Presents Program. 

This development program aims to identify, support and develop new playwriting talent and get queer issues out there for mainstream audiences to consider and enjoy. The LGBTQIA+ community is diverse, exciting and full of stories and ideas that deserve to be heard on the stages of performing arts venues throughout the country. 

Experience fresh excerpts of four new works pre-selected from our top eight finalists:

  • Recollection by Georgia Ketels
  • Every Lovely Terrible Thing by Adam Fawcett
  • Coming Out by Lucy Holz
  • Mummy's Boy by Patrick Livesey.

*UPDATE - Lucy Holz takes home the 2021 Queer Playwriting Award with “Coming Out”

See queer issues and voices represented on stage, engage with new playwriting talent and have your say in the 2021 Award selection.

Gasworks asks that visitors wear a mask in the theatres, as you may be seated next to other guests whom you may not know.
The theatre will be open 30 minutes prior to showtime, please arrive early so we can scan you in.

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Auslan Interpreted
Wheelchair Access
Assistive Listening

Dates & Times

WHEN Tue 27 Apr 7pm
DURATION 1hr 30m


FULL $22.00 - includes a drink
CONC $18.00 - includes a drink


Gasworks Arts Park - Gasworks Theatre

21 Graham St, Albert Park

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1 to stop 31


236 to Graham/Pickles St | bus 606 to Bridport/Richardson St

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