The Philip Parsons Fellowship for emerging playwrights

The Philip Parsons Fellowship for emerging playwrights

​Belvoir is now seeking applications for the 2017 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 $15,000 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 includeIs This Thing On?by Zoë Coombs Marr,The Seed by Kate MulvanyandThe Great Fire by Kit Brookman.

Applicants for the Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights must be in the first eight years of their professional practice and must either live in New South Wales or have had their work presented in New South Wales in the last 12 months. Writers may submit one play that is 45 minutes or longer that has been produced in a professional or co-operative company in the past 12 months.

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.

Entries are open until Monday 18 September 2017.

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