Louise Gough

The universe is made of stories, not atoms. Muriel Rukeyser


I am an Australian developer.

I work in script development across theatre, film and television as a dramaturg, script editor and development executive.

I’ve worked in a lot of places with a lot of creatives and developed over 50 professionally produced live performance and theatre works, over 50 hours of first run adult TV drama, script edited a number of films and advised on many more.

I swing between being a freelancer available for project work to holding company and organisational positions.

Places that I have held positions include: LaBoite Theatre (Dramaturg in Residence), Playlab (Executive Director), Playbox (Literary Manager), Queensland Theatre Company (Resident Dramaturg), ABC TV Drama and Narrative Comedy (Editorial Manager), Film Victoria (Script Manager), Development Executive (Robyn Kershaw Productions), Vineyard Theatre (Literary Fellow), Queensland Performing Arts Trust (Curatorial Advisor), Madman Production Company (Development), Sources 2 (Advisor), and most recently, Screen Australia (Development Executive).

We tell ourselves stories in order to live. Joan Didion, The White Album


I work with writers, makers and producers at all stages of their career to find the best form and expression of the story they want to tell. I’m most heartened working with creatives who I sense have a distinct DNA, an eye for the ride they want to take their audience on, tales that

are emotionally resonant, and that give voice to those things we all know but have not quite been expressed in this particular way. I hold no dogma and create bespoke processes with each individual or team I work with.

The unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates


Script or treatment reports, either a simple 3-5 page written report, or with an additional detailed discussion and consultation.

I am also available for more comprehensive and lengthy processes, taking a project from one iteration to the next, whether that be concept development, full script editing services or creative developments.

Don't talk unless you can improve the silence. Jorge Luis Borges