Here's a collection of terrific podcasts that centre the playwright. Writers will uncover tools and inspiration, while everyone will encounter fascinating stories and provocative ideas.

THE STAGE SHOW

The Stage Show brings you in-depth conversations with the world's top directors, performers and writers for the stage.

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PLAYWRIGHTS: THIS IS HOW WE DO IT

Playwriting Australia podcast series is five one-hour audio episodes, each focusing on a significant Australian playwright – their distinctive method, body of work and inspirations. The series was the result of a call-out on the community to submit a notable Australian playwright they wanted to interview and why. Click to view the five exciting duos who were selected.

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STAGING THE NATION

Hosted by theatre-maker Dino Dimitriadis and produced by the National Theatre of Parramatta, each episode of this series spotlights an Australian playwright, one of their key plays, and a broader discussion around the playwright's inspirations.

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GRIFFIN THEATRE PODCAST

Griffin is the only mainstage theatre company in Australia entirely devoted to producing new Australian plays. 2020 marked the 50th birthday of Griffin's home, the SBW Stables Theatre. In this podcast series you'll explore the history of the iconic building, delve into the many formative works performed there, and hear from some of the country's most celebrated artists.

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NOT IN PRINT PODCASTS

This series from our publishing partner Currency Press travels beyond the page and stage, and talks to respected voices of Australian theatre who share their inspiration, creative process, ideas on narrative, building character, dramaturgy, trade secrets and much more. Episodes include Fangirling over FANGIRLS with Yve Blake, Counting and Cracking: in conversation with S. Shakthidharan, and For We The Young: Finegan Kruckemeyer on writing plays for children and young people.

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ROYAL COURT PLAYWRIGHT'S PODCAST

Playwright Simon Stephens talks to some of the world's leading playwrights about their lives, their work, and their relationships with the Royal Court. Simon talks with guests including Jez Butterworth, April de Angelis, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Rachel De-lahey, Tanika Gupta, David Hare, Robert Holman, Dennis Kelly, Sabrina Mahfouz, Alistair McDowall, Anthony Neilson, Joe Penhall, Lucy Prebble, Anya Reiss, Polly Stenham, Enda Walsh and many more.

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