Submit a new play or musical.
The play or musical must:
be written by a writer or writing team who are all Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia. For Musicals, all members of the writing team (Composer, Lyricist, Librettist) must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.
be at least 60 minutes in length.
not have been previously submitted to the Australian Theatre Festival NYC New Play Award.
not have been previously published, including self-published.
not have been previously produced at a production level in any context (previous readings, fellowships and workshops are acceptable).
Entry is free.
The award offers a total cash prize of $20,000 USD for two unproduced, full-length plays/musicals written by Australian writers, over the age of 18. The increased cash prize will now award one Winner with $15,000 USD and one Runner-Up with $5,000 USD
The winning play or musical will also be presented as a staged reading in New York City as a part of the 2024 Festival, with airfares to New York covered by Shane & Cathryn Brennan. The prize is open to writers who are Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.
Closing date: Monday 4 March 2024.
For more information, please visit the Australian Theatre Festival’s website.