Thursday, 29 January 2015
Entries open for Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011 11:30

Applications are now open for the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award 2011 for the development of a play or other approved performing arts project. The winner will receive a cash prize of $20,000 making the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award one of the richest in Australia.

Dr. Seaborn came to prominence in the performing arts community when in 1986 he purchased the Stables Theatre, Kings Cross which in turn led to the establishment of the Seaborn, Broughton and Walford Foundation dedicated to supporting the art form which was so dear to his heart.

In 1995 Dr Seaborn established the Rodney Seaborn Playwright Trust, an entity distinct from the Foundation, in order to support the annual playwright award. The award is intended for people needing income support during the writing or development of a project or to assist with the costs of production, workshops, restaging, publishing or touring. It is not intended as a prize for a finished work.

A recipient may work alone or jointly with others and might include writers, composers, designers, directors, producers, formally constituted performing arts organizations or ad hoc groups of performing arts professionals.

In establishing the award, Dr.Seaborn hoped to encourage the development of performing arts projects emphasising positive values such as faith, hope and love, in order to counter what he saw as an undue focus on the negative or less salutary aspects of life to be found in many contemporary performing arts projects. Such positive values are essential criteria for determining successful submissions for the award.

An early winner of the Award was Antony Waddington for the adaptation of The Eye of the Storm by Patrick White. Later recipients were John Misto for Harp on the Willow, Alana Valentine for The Savage Grace; and Stephanie McCarthy for Bird in a Camellia Tree. Subsequent winners have included Katherine Thomson, Ros Horin, Debra Oswald, Don Reid, Rosalba Clemente, Rachel Brown and Reg Gribb. Last year’s winner was FINEGAN KRUCKEMEYER’s for his play This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing.

Entries close on Tuesday 4 October 2011 and should be made on the entry form available from the SBW Foundation website www.sbwfoundation.com There is an entry fee of $20





Pin It
 
PozibleAustralian Stage JobsMembers Area
 

Most Read

Most Read Reviews

The Experiment
The Experiment is a rich immersive sensory experience if you can accept the fact that this show is more about technology in...
Have I No Mouth | Brokentalkers
Have I No Mouth will divide audiences. This is an excellent idea for a play, especially for those with an interest of psych...
Prime Cuts | STRUT Dance
Emma Fishwick and Laura Boyne further develop conceptual movement pieces, exploring the potential of chosen themes and play...
Falling Through Clouds | The Last Great Hunt
Theatre makers have much in common with children at play. Both delight in using minimal props in a small contained space to...
Strictly Ballroom The Musical
In the early 90s (was it that long ago?) an unknown turned his student play into a low-budget film that took Australia and...

Most Read News

Marion Potts to leave Malthouse Theatre
Malthouse Theatre’s Artistic Director Marion Potts will leave the company at the end of March to take up a senior position wi...