The Patrick White Playwrights Award has been an annual initiative of Sydney Theatre Company since 2000. It is held in honour of Patrick White’s contribution to Australian theatre and to foster the development of Australian playwrights. The Award exists to showcase an unproduced script.
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 the age of 18 years. The readers and judges assessing the scripts seek a work that is original and artistically ambitious, with great potential for a stage production.
2018 Patrick White Playwrights Award shortlisted plays:
- Children of the Confederacy Ron Elisha
- 44 Sex Acts in One Week David Finnigan
- We Are The Himalayas Mark Langham
- Dog & Boy Shannon Murdoch
- Superheroes Mark Rogers
The winner of the 2018 Patrick White Playwrights Award is Mark Rogers for Superheroes.
Entries for the 2019 Patrick White Playwrights Award will open in October 2019.
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