Ian Meadows wins NSW Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights

Ian-Meadows-by-Heidrun-LohrPlaywright and actor Ian Meadows has won the 2013 NSW Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwright’s for his play Between Two Waves which premiered at Griffin Theatre Company in 2012.

Meadows has written extensively for theatre, film and television, with TV credits including The Moodys, Spirited and Offspring. His film credits include The Turning ‘The Defender’, Water and A Parachute Falling in Siberia.

Meadows trained as an actor at WAAPA, his performance credits include Neighbourhood Watch (Belvoir), Between Two Waves (Griffin Theatre Company), Rake (ABC1) and Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo (ABC1).

“I’m thrilled to be offering the NSW Phillip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights to Ian Meadows,” said Belvoir’s Literary Manager Anthea Williams.

Between Two Waves was one of the most inspiring debuts of 2012; it was great to see a play so full of ideas addressing some of the most important issues of our age.  Ian has great craft, which is matched by his big heart, humour and passion.”

The NSW Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights (formerly the Young Playwright’s Award) is given annually to an outstanding playwright who is in their first eight years of professional practice. The winner will receive a writer’s commission and creative development of their play supported by Belvoir.

Past winners of the Philip Parsons Young Playwright’s Award include Kit Brookman (Small and Tired), Zoë Coombs Marr (Is This Thing On?), Matthew Whittet (Old Man), and Kate Mulvany, whose play The Seed was part of Belvoir’s 2008 season and toured nationally.

The 2013 NSW Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights is made possible by the generous support of Arts NSW. The Philip Parsons Memorial Lecture is supported by Arts NSW and Currency House.

For more information, visit: www.belvoir.com.au for details.

Image: Ian Meadows – photo by Heidrun Lohr