Emerging Writers Group

Sydney Theatre Company is calling for submissions for the Emerging Writers Group, an initiative aimed specifically at emerging playwrights with the objective of supporting professional development and expanding the skill sets, artistic vision and networks of the group.

The group of four emerging writers will meet regularly throughout the two year program (May 2021 to May 2023) and will receive mentorship from STC’s Literary Manager and Resident Artists, including the Patrick White Playwrights Fellow. They will also attend performances of STC shows, observe rehearsals, read plays together and have a shared desk at STC. 

The program is structured into three blocks: 

Note: the work developed in the Script Development Block does not constitute an STC commission (see Terms & Conditions).

The successful four writers will be given a small honorarium for each year they participate.

The program is open to emerging writers who are able to commit to regularly commute to performances and meetings at STC’s office in Walsh Bay, Sydney. 

We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTI+) people.

To apply, please use the below submission form and attach the following:

Entries for the 2021 Emerging Writers Group are now closed. 

For any further information about the program, please email playwrights@sydneytheatre.com.au with any questions or queries.

Terms and Conditions for 2021 Emerging Writers Group entries.


2019 - 2021
James Elazzi
Jordyn Fulcher
Enoch Mailangi
Wendy Mocke

2017 - 2019
Emme Hoy
Julian Larnach
Moreblessing Maturure
Disapol Savetsila 


STC acknowledges the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund for supporting this project