Patrick White Playwrights' Award

Patrick White Playwrights' Award

The Patrick White Playwrights' Award is an annual Australian literary award established jointly by the Sydney Theatre Company and "The Sydney Morning Herald" in honour of Patrick White's contribution to Australian theatre. The award was launched in 2000.

The $20,000 cash award is currently Australia's playwrighting award with the highest cash prize, and is given for an unproduced play to foster the development of Australian playwrights. In addition, the winning play is given a public reading presented by the Sydney Theatre Company in association with the Sydney Writer's Festival.

Previous winners

* 2006: Patricia Cornelius
* 2005: Wesley Enoch, "The Story of the Miracles at Cookie’s Table"cite web |title= Author of the Month - August 2007 |publisher= Currency Press |url= |accessdate= 2008-06-25]
* 2004: Stephen Carleton, "Constance Drinkwater and the Final Days of Somerset"
* 2003: David Milroy and Ningali Lawford, "Windmill Baby"
* 2002: Reg Cribb, "Last Cab to Darwin":: Ian Wilding, "Even Amongst Dogs"
* 2001: Brendan Cowell "Bed":: Toby Schmitz, "Lucky":: Jackie Smith, "The Aliens"
* 2000: Ben Ellis, "Who Are You, Mr James?" later produced as "Post Felicity":: Bette Guy "Three Men – Three Chairs":: Ailsa Piper "Small Mercies"


External links

* [ Patrick White Playwrights' Award] , Sydney Theatre Company.

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