Patrick White Award Winner 2008
Congratulations to Nicki Bloom, winner of the 2008 Patrick White Playwrights Award for her play Bloodwood.
Nicki Bloom is a poet, playwright and novelist, and recipient of Express Media’s playwriting mentorship. She is co-artistic director of Now Yes Now. Her first play, Tender, was premiered in Belvoir’s 2007 B Sharp season and re-mounted at the Stables Theatre in a Griffin production in November 2008.
The Patrick White Award was announced by Sydney Theatre Company's Co-Artistic Director, Andrew Upton on Saturday May 23rd as part of the 2009 Sydney Writers Festival. The announcement was followed by a rehearsed reading of the play by STC artists.
The $20 000 cash award is the largest playwright award with a cash prize in Australia and is given for an unproduced play to foster the development of Australian playwrights. In addition, the winning play is given a public reading presented by the Sydney Theatre Company in association with the Sydney Writers Festival.