|Call for entries - The 2012 Patrick White Playwrights' Award and Fellowship|
|Friday, 05 October 2012 12:18|
The prizes are designed to benefit both emerging and established writers and have a total prize pool of $32,500.
The Patrick White Playwrights' Award offers a cash prize of $7,500 for a full-length unproduced play of any genre written by an Australian playwright over 18 years of age. The readers and judges assessing the scripts seek a work that is original and ambitious with great potential for staging.
The Patrick White Playwrights' Fellowship is a career advancement opportunity for an established Australian playwright whose work has been produced professionally in Australia within the last four years. The winning playwright receives a $12,500 prize in recognition of their body of work and previous artistic achievements, as well as a commission from Sydney Theatre Company, worth $12,500.
In 2010 STC increased its contribution to the development of Australian playwriting with the introduction of the new Fellowship which recognises and supports established Australian playwrights. The Fellowship runs in addition to the Patrick White Playwrights' Award.
The closing date for entries to both the Award and the Fellowship is Friday 9 November 2012. Winners will be announced at a special event as part of the Sydney Writers' Festival 2012 along with a reading of the Patrick White Playwrights' Award winning play.