The 2015 Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwright’s is open for applications

The cast of Is This Thing On?. Photo by Brett Boardman

The cast of Is This Thing On?. Photo by Brett Boardman

Belvoir is now seeking applications for the 2015 Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights.

The Philip Parsons Fellowship is given to an early career playwright with a strong and unique theatrical voice. The Fellowship is an integral part of Belvoir’s ongoing artistic development activities and commitment to new Australian work.

The recipient of the Fellowship is awarded a $12,500 commission to develop a new work. Belvoir provides guidance and dramaturgical assistance for the script’s development.

The Philip Parsons Fellowship attracts the highest calibre of young Australian playwrights. Many Fellowship recipients have developed commissions that have been highly acclaimed. Productions include Is This Thing On? by Zoë Coombs Marr and The Seed by Kate Mulvany.

Applicants for the Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights must in the first eight years of their professional practice and must reside in New South Wales. Writers may submit one play that is 45 minutes or longer that has been produced in a professional or co-operative company.

The Fellowship is given annually in conjunction with the Philip Parsons Memorial Lecture. The Fellowship and Lecture commemorate the life and work of Philip Parsons, AM. Dr Parsons was an influential teacher and mentor to many of Australia’s young theatre artists.

The Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights is supported by Arts NSW.

Notes for Editors

Entries are open until Friday 28 August
Entries must be a script of 45 minutes or more and the script must have had a professional or co-operative production
Entrants must be residents of NSW and in the first eight years of their professional practice
Full Guidelines available here
Please note that as of 2013 the Philips Parsons Young Playwright’s Award was renamed the Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights
The application form can be downloaded here
For more information visit https://belvoir.com.au/for-artists/awards/

Contact Details

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