The Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award
The Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award encourages the development of new Australian plays or performing arts projects emphasizing positive values.
The Award is offered each year for the development of a play or other approved performing arts project.
The Award provides financial assistance for playwrights during the writing or development of a play or a project. It is not intended as a prize for a finished work.
The Award may also assist with production costs, workshops, restaging, publishing or touring. A recipient may be working alone or jointly with others including writers, composers, designers, directors, producers.
Applicants for the Award should download:
- Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award Entry Form (PDF)
The closing date for entries is Thursday 15 August 2024
- Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award Guidelines (PDF)
- Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award Donation Form (PDF)
Applications to be emailed PDF format. (refer to Entry Form for full details)
Ms Carol Martin
The Seaborn Broughton & Walford Foundation
Suite 10, 20 Young Street,
Neutral Bay NSW 2089
Phone: 02 9955 5444
The Trustees of the Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award are:
Diana Simmonds - Chair
Ken Healey AM
The Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Trust receives funding from the Rodney Seaborn Estate. Although it is closely associated with the S,B&W Foundation, the Trust is a separate legal entity. The Trust welcomes contributions from companies and individual donors. Contributions of $2 and over are tax-deductible.
Maxine Mellor wins the 2023 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award
Award for her play O'Mighty Make Believe.
Dylan Van Den Berg wins the 2022 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award
Award for his play The Chosen Vessel.
Steve Rodgers wins the 2021 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award
Introduced by Peter Lowry OAM who praised Dr Seaborn’s visionary guidelines, the presentation was held in the Seaborn Library at the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation (S,B&WF) premises in Neutral Bay, before a small audience of Foundation Board members, staff, volunteer Friends and invited guests.