Besen Writers Group


The Besen Writers Group is an artist development program bringing together a small cohort of playwrights to explore the craft of writing for Malthouse Theatre’s stages. An offshoot of the Besen Family Artist Program, it's designed to support early career playwrights in developing their craft, exploring technical skills, and experimenting with their writing. 

The program is structured as a series of regular group sessions, led by New Work Manager Mark Pritchard. It’s a chance to build a common language around how plays work, explore different dramaturgical approaches, and start to apply them to our own practice.  

Each session will focus on a key element of dramatic writing, such as Character, Structure, Language, and Action. We read scripts, discuss different theories, and undertake some writing exercises to prompt discussion and exploration.  


Applications for this program are now closed.
Read about the 2021 Besen Writers Group participants on the Engine Room blog.

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The Besen Family Artist Program & Writers Group is proudly supported by the Besen Family Foundation and Debbie Dadon AM.