The Australian Script Centre is based in Hobart and is a wonderful resource all Australian Drama teachers should know about and use.
This non-profit association of individuals and organisations collects, promotes and distributes contemporary Australian play scripts for stage and radio. All scripts are production-ready and professionally written. Many are difficult to find or unavailable through bookstores, making the Australian Script Centre the only place you can purchase these titles.
The Australian Script Centre has an online catalogue of hundreds of Australian plays and from time to time selected titles are published in anthologies. These plays are suitable for professional or amateur theatre performance, schools and universities.
The Centre’s extensive online catalogue is well organised with each title detailing the playwright, synopsis, audience age, time length, format, style/s, theme/s and character breakdown.
If you’re tired of producing popular ‘classic’ Australian plays at your school that everyone else is doing, and would prefer investigating an equally entertaining but lesser known work for your next production, the Australian Script Centre may be just what you’re looking for.
You can casually browse the online catalogue and purchase plays, or alternatively the Australian Script Centre also offers annual membership for individuals and organisations. Benefits here include access to a free scripts loan service (electronic or hard copy) and generous discounts on publications.
I’ll be reviewing the Australian Script Centre’s latest publication, Stand Alone: 20 contemporary audition monologues for young actors (and their respective plays in full) on CD, soon on The Drama Teacher.
The Australian Script Centre: 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 7004.
Office Hours 9am-4pm, Mon-Fri, AEST.
Telephone: (03) 6223 4675 (International: +61 3 6223 4675)
Fax: (03) 6223 4678 (International: +61 3 6223 4678)