Fresh Ink

Tasmanian component of a national young playwrights program


Present Australian Theatre for Young People’s Fresh Ink program, as the Tasmanian component of a national young playwrights program. This will be the second year of presenting this program, giving young Tasmanian writers the opportunity to work with an experienced mentor, and have their works read and seen by interstate producers and directors.

ATYP’s celebrated Fresh Ink National Mentoring Program for emerging writers aged 18-26 runs annually from April–December in selected states across Australia. The initiative has been running for 13 years in varying forms and engages industry professionals to mentor our young writers. To date, the program has supported 104 playwrights in Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Geelong, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Four young playwrights will be selected to participate in the 2021 program and throughout the year they will produce two short works as well as attend regular meetings with their mentor, Belinda Bradley, to hone their skills and build their writing community.

2021 Participants

Rosemary Cann

Stephanie Francis

Indea Quinn

Emma Skalicky


Belinda Bradley


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