Belvoir is thrilled to announce that Emme Hoy has received the NSW Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights in 2017.

The Fellowship is given annually to an early career playwright, in the first eight years of their career, with a strong and unique theatrical voice.

Hoy will receive a $15,000 commission to develop a new work with Belvoir’s guidance and dramaturgical assistance.

“The judges were impressed by Emme’s unique voice and theatrical bravery. Her work is ambitious, playful and daring and we’re excited to work with her at Belvoir,” said judge and Belvoir’s Associate Director – New Work, Anthea Williams.

Hoy has already had quite the year. She’s currently resident playwright at the Old 505 Theatre, co-director of Pretty Nice Company, and her play Salem was performed at NIDA’s Playhouse Theatre. She was also shortlisted this year for the Patrick White Playwright’s Award and the Griffin Award.

Hoy completed her MFA in Writing for Performance at NIDA in 2016, and her original television series Nobody’s Perfect was long-listed for AWG’S Primetime TV competition. Prior to this, Hoy won a place at ATYP’s National Studio and – whilst completing her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing at UNSW – received the School of the Arts & Media Prize for Best Performance in Creative Writing.

In winning the Philip Parsons Fellowship, Hoy is in terrific company, with past winners including Nakkiah Lui (Kill the Messenger), Kit Brookman (The Great Fire), Zoe Coombs Marr (Is This Thing On?), and Matthew Whittet (Seventeen).