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Young Playwrights' Award

Queensland Theatre’s Young Playwrights’ Award is one of Australia’s longest running annual playwriting competitions for young writers.

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Young Playwrights' Award 2020 winners public play readings

This year we were excited to announce two prize winners, Suki Wallace (Year 10, Queensland Academies Creative Industries) and Milena Barraclough Nesic (Year 12, Kelvin Grove State College). They have received dramaturgy sessions with Queensland Theatre to progress their plays, leading to these rehearsed readings. We hope you can join us for this free event

Carnies by Suki Wallace
Suki’s play has received dramaturgical support from Queensland Theatre’s Resident Dramaturg, Isaac Drandic. This rehearsed reading will be directed by Artistic Director, Lee Lewis.

Love, War and Other Stuff by Milena Barraclough Nesic
Milena’s play has been supported by members of our resident company Belloo Creative, including dramaturgical development by Kathryn Kelly. This rehearsed reading will be directed by Caroline Dunphy.

Tickets can be booked here:

Carnies by Suki Wallace - Tuesday 8 December, 5pm Diane Cilento Studio, Queensland Theatre Love, War and Other Stuff by Milena Barraclough Nesic - Wednesday 9 December, 6pm Diane Cilento Studio, Queensland Theatre
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About the Young Playwrights' Award

Each year, high school aged writers (years 9 – 12) are encouraged to submit an original play, which is read by a panel of industry professionals.

Applicants are invited to submit an original play, written for the stage. The script can be of any length and genre. Applicants must also provide a rationale of up to 150 words describing themselves as a writer and also the inspiration for the work.

The 2020 prize winner will receive dramaturgy sessions with Queensland Theatre and a publicly rehearsed reading of their work.

CONTACT US

For more information contact Alana Dunn, Project Officer for Education, Youth and Regional Engagement
adunn@queenslandtheatre.com.au or 07 3010 7653