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Playlab says
Alpha Processing is focussed on the early stages of developing a new work: from idea to first draft or a first to second draft. As an evolution of Playlab’s highly successful Lab Rats program, Alpha Processing will be focussed on interrogating and exploring the central idea of a work, while finding an appropriate form and structure through which to express it.

Across the six months of Alpha Processing each participant will receive detailed face-to-face dramaturgy, professional guidance, and access to Playlab’s resources. As a key part of the process a public reading of the developing work will be presented, allowing a period of reflection and redrafting before the completion of a new or first draft of the work.

Alpha Processing is open to Queensland based playwrights with a history of produced work. Regional playwrights are encouraged to apply as development can be carried out remotely and Playlab will arrange travel to Brisbane for the reading phase of the process. In 2017, three playwright’s work will be developed, with one of the positions allocated to a participant of the 2016 Incubator program. Each participating playwright will receive a stipend.

Application Requirements:

Interested playwrights should email the following:

- A complete early draft of an unproduced work or a one-page synopsis and a 15 page excerpt from an existing work.

- A short marketing synopsis or blurb about the work (150 words).

- A short biography, reviews of previous work and headshot.

- A one-page document talking to the work’s rationale, currency and audience.

Each application will be assessed according to the quality of the craft displayed, the currency of the ideas explored, potential audience of the work, the previous work of the playwright and their contribution to the diversity of Queensland theatre.

Applications will be accepted until 5pm Monday March 20.

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By: Playlab