Emilie Collyer wins Best Emerging Playwright

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Writers Victoria is pleased to support the Melbourne Fringe Best Emerging Writer Award again in 2013.

On Saturday night Emilie Collyer was announced as this year’s Award recipient for ‘The Good Girl’, a clever black comedy about sex, ambition and getting ahead. Emilie will receive a one-year membership to Writers Victoria and a 2014 season subscription to Melbourne Theatre Company.

“We received over 30 applications for this year’s award and enjoyed the opportunity to read through such a diverse range of scripts,” said Writers Victoria Director, Kate Larsen.

The judging panel also presented two Highly Commended Awards to Brooke Robinson for ‘Dangerous Lenses’ and to previous Best Emerging Writer recipient Katy Warner for ‘Dropped’.

Following the success of our collaboration with Melbourne Fringe on this year’s awards, Writers Victoria is pleased to announce its new Playwriting Mentorships with Ned Manning.

Manning is a writer, actor and educator. He has written many plays for both adults and school children, and was nominated for an AWGIE for his script exploring Shakespeare’s world and language, Romeo and Juliet Intensive. Ned has worked as a teacher and dramaturg, designing playwriting courses for both students and adults. He is committed to working with playwrights of all ages and providing them with support and professional guidance. Mentorships offer writers the opportunity to work with an experienced industry professional on a one-to-one basis. A mentor can help you with all aspects of the script writing craft and provide assistance in setting goals, using time effectively, keeping motivated and developing strengths.