One of Australia’s leading dramaturgs, Peter Matheson deals with script development, script assessment, and dramaturgy. Peter works on story, structure, characterisation and language skills in taking your play script, your story, your manuscript to the next level.
With a wide range of experience from state theatre companies to regional ones, from city to country, from physical theatre through text-based narrative, Peter guides individual playwrights through the creative process and the maze of what to do with your play when it’s finished.
Over time, he has found that the scripts they present are not always realized by conventional theatre. He has been asked to assess various forms of manuscript; from film through to various forms of prose. In dealing with various theatrical conventions, he has accepted that ‘story’ takes many forms but there are craft skills that are common.
He deals with new writers, emerging writers, and established writers. Peter Matheson, in his capacity as dramaturg, works with initial ideas through to first draft, from first to rehearsal draft. Peter assesses and plans different paths through writers’ ideas.
With a commitment to excellence, intellect and strong emotional stories, Peter Matheson is committed to writing at the highest level and the widest possible audience.
Peter Matheson was awarded the 2013 Media and Entertainment Arts Alliance/Green Room Special Peer Acknowledgement Award and the following year, the 2014 Hector Crawford Award For Outstanding Contribution to the Craft via a Body of Script Editing Work.