Angus Cerini has been appointed Sydney Theatre Company’s Patrick White Playwrights Fellow, the company has announced, while Ra Chapman is the winner of the Patrick White Playwrights Award.

Ra Chapman, Polly Rowe, Kip Williams and Angus Cerini. Photo © Daniel Boud Ra Chapman, Polly Rowe, Kip Williams and Angus Cerini. Photo © Daniel Boud

Cerini’s play The Bleeding Treewon the Griffin Award in 2014 before it premiered at Griffin Theatre Company in 2015, with STC restaging the playin 2017. It has garnered swathes of awards, including the Helpmann Award for Best Play and the Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Cerini has also won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Drama for Resplendencein 2015, and again in 2021 for Wonnangatta , which premiered at STC in 2020 starring Hugo Weaving and Wayne Blair.

“Angus has an indelible talent for unpacking Australian masculinity and the effects it has on both individuals and our broader society,” said STC Artistic Director Kip Williams. “He produces poetic, riveting and masterful work and I am delighted...