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'Competition for young playwrights to give them the opportunity to be read by industry professionals, and have that work performed publicly.' (


2008 winner Rat Chris Summers , 2012 single work drama 'Jill goes missing. Zach needs to find her. But how do you find someone when you're becoming just another rat? "Rat" is a play about striving to be yourself, against the grain of expectation.' Source: (Soghted 21/03/2012).
2007 winner y separately published work icon Big Sky Town Amelia Roper , 2008 Melbourne : Full Dress Publishing , 2009 Z1570827 2008 single work drama young adult 'The space shuttle Genesis blasted into the sky, bound for great adventure and new frontiers. With it went the hopes and dreams of an entire nation. Then it crashed in a forest full of Boy Scouts. An astronaut is missing, the Secret Police are on their way and keeping the whole story quiet is proving to be one big headache. This is not the way it should have been. Where are the heroes? As disturbing as it is funny, Big Sky Town blends absurdity, wit and pathos in a tale of human behaviour at its most vulnerable and grotesque.' Source: (Sighted 24/03/2009).
2002 Rebecca Louise