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.
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.
Your donation will help us achieve our vision
Australian Plays Transform thanks these partners for their faith and investment in this new enterprise.