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Users who are deaf or who have a hearing impairment can call (at no cost) through the National Relay Service:

TTY users phone 13 36 77 then ask for 03 6223 4675

Speak and Listen (speech-to-speech relay) users phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 03 6223 4675

Internet relay users connect NRS (relayservice.com.au) and then ask for 03 6223 4675

The Max Afford Playwrights Award is an initiative of the late Thelma May Afford, whose will established a fund to offer a periodical prize in memory of her husband and is managed by Perpetual as Trustee.

The biennial award was created “to promote interest in Australian drama and to encourage the writing of plays in Australia, to help and give incentive to young writers of plays.” For this award, young playwrights are between the ages of 18 and 40.

The award is $30,000, which includes $15,000 in prize money to the playwright and up to $15,000 towards creative development with a director, dramaturg and a cast of actors facilitated by Australian Plays Transform. The creative development workshop will be scheduled between April and November 2022.

To be eligible for the award the play cannot have been produced or performed in public, or scheduled for production before December 2022. It must be over one hour in duration and must not have received support from Australian Plays Transform in the past.

The full eligibility guidelines and information about the award are available at https://apt.org.au/assets/files/APT/Terms%20and%20Conditions_Max%20Afford%202022_FINAL.pdf 

Entries open at 10:00am AEDT Monday 29th of November 2021 and close at 11:59pm AEDT Sunday 6 February 2022. 

To touch base with a human about this Program, please contact lauren@apt.org.au

APT has adopted a new Covid-19 Safe Work Policy.

The policy requires that all staff, artists, production personnel, contractors and visitors to APT work sites be fully vaccinated against Covid-19; adhere to public health orders in force in any given jurisdiction at the time of attendance; and where required, use relevant check-in apps for on-site attendance.

Evidence of immunisation against Covid-19 will need to be cited by APT staff before work or visiting commences. Evidence of a valid written medical exemption will be required for unvaccinated individuals. If this evidence is not provided, a person will not be permitted to enter or remain on work sites for the purposes of performing work or visiting.   Work sites include the company offices, workshop spaces, rehearsal rooms, meeting locations and partner organisations’ premises.

Evidence of vaccination can be provided in a variety of formats including for example a letter from a medical practitioner, a certificate of immunisation or an immunisation history statement obtained from the Australian Immunisation Register. The citing of evidence of vaccination will be requested at the time of contracting or engagement.

APT’s COVID Safe Work Policy takes into consideration the relevant State Government Public Health Orders and is subject to ongoing risk assessment and change.

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