Articles on ‘playwright’

Prolific Australian playwright Julia Britton has died, aged 98

Marc Opitz has submitted this obituary to AussieTheatre to pay tribute to Julia Britton, who passed away in Adelaide on November 5 this year. Born Hilda Hartt in Romily Cheshire, Britton was educated at Withington Girls School and the University of Manchester, graduating in 1930. She emigrated to South Africa to teach Latin and Greek… Read more.

Are you a budding playwright? Griffin Theatre wants to give you $10,000

It's that time of the year again! Griffin Theatre Company is now accepting submissions for the 2013 Griffin Award, an annual prize worth $10,000 offered for an outstanding new Australian play. Griffin Theatre's incoming Artistic Director Lee Lewis is keenly aware of the significance of this award, which has supported and highlighted Australian writers since 1998… Read more.

Vivienne Walshe wins 15th Griffin Award

The 2012 Griffin Award has been won by actress and playwright Vivienne Walshe for her heartfelt new Australian play This is Where We Live. Sydney’s Griffin Theatre Company has recognised outstanding plays or performance texts which display an innovative, authentic and contemporary Australian voice for 15 years and according to Griffin’s Artistic Director Sam Strong, Walshe’s… Read more.

Search on for emerging playwrights

The Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) has opened applications for emerging playwrights to take part in the ‘Fresh Ink’ National Studio at Riversdale, NSW, for a week from Monday, December 5.