The 'Logues competition

REP Studio's flagship playwriting competition is back with multiple ways to get involved. You could write and submit a 10-minute monologue or duologue; or be a director, performer or audience member in the Heats and Finals to vote for your favourite 'logue. In 2023 the Heats will be held throughout April, and the Finals in mid-May.

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The 'Logues

What is The ’Logues?

The ’Logues is REP’s people’s choice playwriting competition. Playwrights submit original scripts for 10-minute monologues or duologues, which are then staged anonymously. Audience votes determine the winner. And yes, there are prizes!

How does it work?


1pm, Sunday 5 March 2023 at Canberra REP Theatre

• Rules and submission details explained
• A script template provided
• Example scripts available


• Full Competition Guidelines are available here


Submissions now closed for 2023

• Canberra residents aged 16 and over can submit an original, unpublished script
• You can submit up to 3 separate scripts for consideration to
• The ’Logues coordinators will review script submissions and allocate Heat dates

Script requirements:

• Maximum 10-minutes duration
• Monologue (one actor) or duologue (two actors) only. In special cases a trialogue (three actors) may be considered, please contact us to discuss this before submitting your script.
• All genres considered
• Keep any set, furniture, and prop requirements simple and minimal

Please read the Competition Guidelines prior to submitting your script.


1–3pm Sundays: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April 2023

• Six scripts are performed as rehearsed readings at each Heat
• Script titles are announced, but playwrights remain anonymous
• Participants and audience attending each Heat vote for their favourite scripts
• Two scripts with the highest votes from each Heat progress to the Finals


7:30pm Friday 19 + Saturday 20 May, and 2pm Sunday 21 May 2023

• Ten scripts (two from each Heat) are staged in a public performance at the Finals
• Each script is allocated a director and actors who work together for a short rehearsal period
• The audience at each performance vote for their favourite scripts
• Prizes are awarded and playwrights are revealed after the Sunday matinee

Click here for the finalists and winners of The 'Logues 2023

How do I find out more?

Contact us via email if you have any questions:



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