supporting the development and production of new Australian plays

In its first year, this new award has been established to recognise outstanding new plays that display an authentic, inventive and contemporary Australian voice, with the winner receiving a $10,000 prize. The aim of this award is to recognise new talent and to help along the career of new Australian writers. The winning play will then be provided a pathway to the mainstage with a fully produced version of the play appearing in the following year's Season.

Applications for the Stoddart Playwright Award open in November and close June 8. Shortlisted plays will be announced in August with the winner being announced in September.

To submit an application the play must meet the criteria set out in the application form.