Join Sydney Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Kip Williams as he announces the winners of the 2019 Patrick White Playwrights Award and Fellowship. Following the announcement, artists from Sydney Theatre Company will present a rehearsed reading of the award-winning play. The Patrick White Playwrights Award was established to support and foster the development of Australian playwrights. The Patrick White Playwrights Fellowship is an honour awarded to an established Australian playwright.

Kip Williams (Australian)

Kip Williams

Kip Williams is Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company. STC productions include Lord of the Flies, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Harp in the South Part One and Part Two, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Cloud Nine, Chimerica, All My Sons, Suddenly Last Summer, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, and Under Milk Wood. Kip has also directed for Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Sydney Chamber Opera, Victorian Opera, Princeton Theatre, NIDA and Dark Mofo. He will make his debut at English National Opera in 2020. His awards include the 2018 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Direction for The Harp in the South (also Best Mainstage Production), 2016 Green Room Award for Best Director for Miss Julie (also Best Mainstage Production) and the 2015 Helpmann Award for Best Direction of a Play for Suddenly Last Summer.