Belvoir works with the most exciting writers in the country in the shared pursuit of vigorous new work.

We think plays, in all their myriad forms, are wonderful things. We develop and produce new work which is surprising, compassionate, well-crafted, adventurous, and, most of all, theatrical. We look for stories with big ideas about original, diverse, urgent and occasionally outlandish subjects. And we look to nurture writers from culturally diverse backgrounds who have the potential to take on positions of cultural leadership.

We do not accept unsolicited submissions from unproduced writers. If you would like a written assessment of your work we refer you to the Australian Writers’ Guild. Information on their script assessment services can be found here.

Commissions are by invitation, and the company will work closely with writers to support the work from commissioning to production. Occasionally, writers will be invited by Belvoir to write about a specific subject or to write for a specific project.

We also offer two awards for playwrights – the Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights and the Balnaves Foundation Indigenous Playwright’s Award. For full details please see the Awards page.