About Us

What we do

Australia’s national play development, publication and licensing organisation

We host the world’s largest online showcase and searchable database of the best Australian playwriting. APT seeks new voices for new times, develops plays that change the national story, links them to production, publishes them, promotes them, and licenses them for future productions here and around the world. We are an engine of purposeful cultural change and inspiration, centring the voice of the playwright.

Who we are

The people behind APT

APT is possible thanks to our small team of talented staff, and the support and guidance of our National Advisory Panel.

Our story

APT has emerged from a rich, shared history dating back to the 1970s

APT was established in 2021 through the consolidation of two organisations, Playwriting Australia (working in play development) and Australian Plays (working in play publication, promotion and licensing).

Our success stories

Shifting the storytelling landscape in deep and distinct ways

The work of Australian Plays and Playwriting Australia, APT’s two predecessor organisations, profoundly affected the shape of the Australian theatre. APT will continue this work.

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Our supporters

Australian Plays Transform thanks these partners for their faith and investment in this new enterprise.


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