The ETPEP Playwriting Prize open for entries (£8000 prize)

The ETPEP Award 2019 is a playwriting prize for new UK playwrights who work in the theatre industry, run by the Experienced Theatre Practitioners Early Playwriting Trust (ETPEP) in association with the Finborough Theatre.

The Award’s purpose is to find and nurture a playwright who has worked in theatre for two years or more (but not in a literary department setting or as a paid script reader), who is looking to further their ambitions and skill in the art and craft of playwriting.

Who can apply: the ETPEP Award 2019 is open to UK residents of any age who have not had a play professionally produced, and who have worked front of house, in administrative roles, on stage, backstage, lighting, design etc. or in a creative capacity for at least two years. The award is intended to target and encourage those who are currently working in theatre but who are new to playwriting, and therefore, the Award is not open to those who have worked in any capacity in a literary department, a literary agency or those who ever have undertaken paid script reading work.

What they are looking for: a play of substance which contributes in some way to our understanding of the human condition or experience, from a writer with potential to enhance our political and social awareness.

The award will be judged anonymously, and brief feedback will be provided on every entry.

What you get: the winner will receive a prize of £8,000, a development relationship with the Finborough Theatre including one-to-one dramaturgy with Finborough Theatre Artistic Director and playwright Neil McPherson; a rehearsal workshop with actors and a director to develop the play; and a staged reading performance of the winning play as part of Vibrant 2019 – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights at the Finborough Theatre, London on Sunday, 30 June 2019.

How to apply: submissions should be emailed to etpepaward2019@gmail.com 

Find out more on the website.

Deadline: 11 March 2019

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