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Queensland Theatre's Young Playwrights Award

Congratulations to Year 11 student Indiah Morris for her success in receiving Queensland Theatre’s Young Playwrights Award.  

Her play ‘The Bleachers’ was chosen out of submissions from all over the state and commended on her sophisticated voice and depiction of complex teenage relationships. The play follows the story of a group of young people facing the future and the truths that arise about their friendship when change comes knocking. 

As the 2018 winning entry, Indiah will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Theatre Residency Week (valued up to $1500) where there will be a professional performance of her work. She will also receive dramaturgy sessions with professional playwright Maxine Mellor. Maxine is an award-winning playwright of over twenty works for the stage. Recent awards include the 2012/2013 Queensland Premier's Drama Award, Inscription's Edward Albee New York City Residency Scholarship, 2012, and the Max Afford Playwright's Award, 2014

‘I am incredibly grateful and humbled by this award. This is an amazing opportunity to work with industry professionals and extend my knowledge and experience. I am so excited to go to Theatre Residency Week and work with like-minded artists and watch something I created come to life.’
- Indiah Morris