She Writes



She Writes is a new writing and performance program for emerging or mid-career female-identifying playwrights. This program offers participating writers support networks and professional development to generate the next wave of unique performance writing, ready for when stages become live again.

She Writes is tailored to deliver 14 exceptional writers professional opportunity and creative development during the pandemic isolation period. She Writes provides crucial peer and professional networks and connections for emerging or mid-career playwrights.

Theatre Works has partnered with the Victorian College of the Arts for this project, pairing a resident writer with a VCA dramaturgy student to work together on a new piece of writing. VCA has had a long and rich relationship with Theatre Works over the years, creating pathways for emerging professionals during and following graduation from vocational training in acting, directing, dramaturgy, design and production.

She Writes offers an invaluable opportunity for our resident writers and VCA dramaturgy students to actively collaborate with the industry in developing a new generation of dynamic new performance works.


Participants are offered peer support, dramaturgy, mentoring and masterclasses. Their works will receive programmed play readings and professional feedback throughout development. Theatre Works aims to realise the resulting performance works on stage in future Theatre Works Seasons.



This project is supported by the Victorian Women’s Trust.

This project is supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

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