• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: AWE6328


(From 1985 – 2006)
  • Occupation Arts organisation


Playworks was established in 1985 and identified itself as the national women’s performance writing network. The aim of the organisation was to increase the number of women writing for performance. In late 2006 the Australia Council for the Arts consolidated both Playworks and the Australian National Playwrights Centre (ANPC) and a new organisation, PlayWriting Australia, was established.

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Records of Playworks, 1984-2006 [manuscript]
    • Papers of Edna Ryan, 1948-1993 [manuscript]
  • National Library of Australia, Ephemera Collection
    • [Playworks: women writer's workshop : programs and related material collected by the National Library of Australia]