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Patrick White Playwrights Award

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. 

On Tue 04 May, Kip Williams announced that the 2020 Patrick White Playwrights Award was awarded to Ra Chapman for K-BOX.

The shortlisted plays were:

Ra Chapman, K-BOX
Emilie Collyer, The Grateful Shade
Laura Lethlean, Pillow Fight
Vivian Nguyen, Thin Threads
Daley Rangi, Curiosity
Dylan Van Den Berg, Milk

Applications for the 2021 Patrick White Playwrights Award will open in October 2021.

View the full terms and conditions of entry.

Enquiries: (02) 9250 1700 or playwrights@sydneytheatre.com.au