The Erin Thomas Playwright Fund commemorates playwright Erin Thomas’ optimism, her creative talent and furthers her generous contribution to the arts by helping emerging regional writers to pursue their dreams.

Generously supported by The Thomas Family delivered in partnership with Australian Plays Transform, The Fund will open for submissions later in 2021. We jointly thank those who have contributed and supported the Fund in order for the Fund to continue to blossom and make real impact.

The Thomas Family and Australian Plays Transform ask that you consider contributing to the ongoing Fund as we celebrate Erin’s birthday. You can make your tax-deductible donation to the Erin Thomas Playwright Fund through APT’s secure giving portal at GiveNow. Please don’t hesitate to contact our General Manager, Michelle Kotevski at for more information on donating.

‘We are proud the Erin Thomas Playwriting Fund has continued to evolve and support emerging regional writers over the past 8 years and reflect the creativity and generosity of our beautiful Erin.’ — The Thomas Family

Newly appointed Executive Producer/CEO of APT, Louise Gough said, ‘The legacy of Erin and The Thomas Family’s commitment to playwrights from regional areas, is a much-valued Fund. It has real impact for playwrights living and working in regional Australia supporting the opportunity to build their craft, connect with peers, and forge pathways for their work’.

We look forward to your support, and for those regional playwrights keen to submit, please keep your eye out for the call-out for submission later this year.