The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2019 is now open for entries

The prestigious Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2019 is now open for entries.

The prize is a key part of Bruntwood’s continuing commitment to support the country’s most exciting and innovative creative talent.

It offers the opportunity for writers of any background and experience to enter unperformed plays which are submitted anonymously and judged by a panel of leading theatre industry experts.

And with a prize fund totalling £40,000 across four categories including two new £8000 prizes for a debut play and international voices, it remains the biggest playwriting prize in Europe.

Since the biennial competition, which is run in collaboration with the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, was launched in 2005 it has awarded more than £250,000 in prize money to 28 writers.

Twenty-four winning productions have been staged in venues across the UK and abroad including Vivianne Franzmann’s Mogadishu, So Here We Are by actor and writer Luke Norris, and Anna Jordan’s Yen.

How to apply: visit the website to read the guidelines in full and apply.

Deadline: 5 June 2019 at 6pm

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