The Fellowship is given to an early career playwright with a strong and unique theatrical voice. It is an integral part of Belvoir’s ongoing artistic development activities and commitment to new Australian work.
Presented to an emerging playwright whose work demonstrates an original and compelling theatrical voice, the Fellowship includes a $15,000 commissioning fee for the writer and $7,500 towards creative development, with a view to developing a new work with support from Belvoir’s artistic staff.
Many recipients have developed commissions that have been highly acclaimed. Productions include IsThis Thing On? by Zoë Coombs Marr,The Seed by Kate Mulvany andThe Great Fire by Kit Brookman.
Applicants must be 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. This event commemorates the life and work of Philip Parsons, who was an influential teacher and mentor to many of Australia’s young theatre artists.
Further information and application forms here: Philip Parsons Fellowship