​Patrick White Playwrights’ Fellowship

Angela Betzien was announced last Friday 23 May as the latest recipient of the Sydney Theatre Company’s Patrick White Playwrights’ Fellowship. Now in its fourth year, the Fellowship is a position for an established playwright whose work has been produced professionally in Australia within the last four years.

​Patrick White Playwrights’ Fellowship

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Angela received $25,000 in recognition of her body of work and previous artistic achievements.

As well as including a commission from Sydney Theatre Company, which she will develop during the year-long tenure, the fellowship provides opportunities for her to share her skills with other playwrights and artists.

She has previously won the Sydney Theatre Award for Best New Australian Work in 2011 forTheDark Room(Belvoir). Her playWar Crimeswon the 2012 Kit Denton Disfellowship and the Queensland Literary Award for Playwriting.

Chris Summers has won the Patrick White Playwrights’ Award for his play,King Artur. His award was also celebrated Friday 23 May with a rehearsed reading of the play to a full house at Sydney Theatre Company, as part of the Sydney Writers’ Festival.

For the award, 119 scripts were anonymously submitted to readers and judges, who acknowledge a playwright whose play is ambitious, demonstrates skilful application of craft and reveals great potential for a stage production.

As the winner, Chris Summers receives $7,500 as well as the opportunity to work with STC Resident Director, Kip Williams, and actors for a rehearsed reading of the play.

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