Playtime is a professional development program for playwrights whose work deals with queer themes. Playtime identifies, supports and develops creative talent to get queer issues out there for mainstream audiences to enjoy. The ultimate aim of Playtime is to grow the quality and quantity of queer work on Australian stages.

Gasworks Arts Park is now calling for applications for the Playtime Staged Readings as part of Midsumma Festival 2017.

Creators of new or developing works of theatre are invited to submit their proposals for consideration by a panel of supportive industry professionals. If you have an idea for a show, a completed script, or anything in between, we want to hear from you.

Four works will be selected by the industry panel, and invited to present a 15 minute staged reading as part of Midsumma 2016. One work will be selected to receive ongoing support and development to become a full scale work and be presented at Midsumma 2016.

Entries close Sunday 30 October.

For more information and to enter, visit