ILBIJERRI Ensemble: 10 IN 10


ILBIJERRI Ensemble: 10 IN 10


Applications are now closed!

First Nations writers – to write a 10-minute play in 10 days – with the help of a $2000 commission!

The catch? You must respond to the theme of ‘circles’ – as either central to the script or as small as a mention.

Submit your script idea in 200 words or less by midnight, Friday 22 October. The top ideas will be chosen by ILBIJERRI’s creative team and the successful applicants will receive $2000 commission to write a 10-minute script in 10 days (from 3 to 12 November).

At the end of the 10 days – and after a short workshop period – your play will be presented by ILBIJERRI Ensemble actors in an online reading, directed by one of ILBIJERRI’s First Nations creative team.

There will be Zoom campfire pit stops to support you along the way. This opportunity is open to writers at all levels of experience, even if you’ve never written before!

Send your 200 word application via this form by midnight, Friday 22 October.


Successful applicants will be notified by Wednesday 27 October.

Day 1 Script Writing – Wednesday 3 November

Final script submitted at 5pm, Friday 12 November

All scripts will be performed in an online reading over Friday 26 November and Saturday 27 November via Zoom!



ILBIJERRI Theatre Company respects Intellectual Property – read our overview here.


ILBIJERRI Theatre Company is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Victorian Government via Creative Victoria.

ILBIJERRI Ensemble is also supported by City of Melbourne; and the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust.