About

Patrick White Playwrights Fellowship

Launched in 2010, the Patrick White Playwrights Fellowship was established as a way of remembering the great writer Patrick White and recognising the importance of the playwright to Australian theatre culture. 

The Fellowship exists to honour an established writer for her or his body of work, rather than for a single script. It is an acknowledgement of excellence which also provides a writer with an opportunity to continue to progress their career.

Awarded annually to a writer whose work has been produced professionally in Australia in the last four years, the prize consists of a total prize package of $25,000 which includes a year-long Fellowship in recognition of their excellent body of work, and a commission to write a new play.

The 2018 Patrick White Playwrights Fellow is Nakkiah Lui.

Entries for the 2019 Patrick White Playwrights Fellowship will open in October 2019.

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