Submissions open for James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2014 (submissions only accepted from agents and producing theatres)

Theatre companies and agents are invited to submit scripts to the University of Edinburgh Department of English Literature by 7 February 2014, for consideration for the James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2014.

The winner of the £10,000 annual award will be announced in August 2014.  The National Theatre of Scotland will present extracts of the shortlisted plays as a reading at The Traverse Theatre during the August festivals in Edinburgh.

Eligibility:  Eligible plays are those over sixty minutes in playing time, originally written in English (including all standard and non-standard varieties) Scots or Gaelic, first produced between 1 January and 31 December 2013, and performed by a professional company for more than six performances.

A typed copy of the script must be sent with details of the first production, which should include venue, company and date. Where possible, proof of production should be sent such as a flyer, review etc.

The submissions must come from the producing company or the agent of the playwright.

The playwright must have been commissioned formally by a professional organisation using a contract recognised by an industry regulator within the country of production (e.g. in the UK, the Theatrical Management Association (TMA), Equity, Independent Theatre Council (ITC) or Federation of Scottish Theatre).

The production must have had a full production by a professional company using professionally contracted personnel.

How to apply:  There are no application forms to complete.  Submissions must be made by hardcopy and electronically.  Hardcopies should be sent to:

The James Tait Black Prizes
English Literature
The University of Edinburgh David Hume Tower
George Square
Edinburgh
EH8 9JX

Electronic copies should be sent to:

Nicola McCartney
Lecturer, English Literature

Deadline:  7 February 2014

Source:  @Playwriting_UK

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