Playwriting Australia
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It must have seemed like a good idea at the time. Playwriting Australia (PWA), the national body for developing playscripts, needed a new artistic director. Acclaimed playwright Lachlan Philpott was looking for a new challenge.

“I came to Playwriting Australia at a time when it was acknowledged that an organisation that works with and for playwrights should also be playwright-led, and there was wide enthusiasm for the potential renewal of the org,” he told Crikey in an email.