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NEWS: Adrian Pagan Playwright Award winner announced

The King’s Head Theatre in London has named Thomas Pickles as the inaugural winner of its Adrian Pagan Playwright Award, given for a new play by a theatre professional who does not describe themselves as a playwright. Pickles won the prize for his piece, Dead Party Animals. Read the full article in The Stage. Source: The Stage …

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NEWS: Theatre 503 unveils new playwriting competition

Theatre503 has unveiled The Theatre503 Playwriting award, a new biennial competition which will be open to all writers over the age of 16 who have written an original unproduced full-length play. The winner will be awarded with £6000 and a production at Theatre503. All UK submissions will also be put forward for 503 Five, the …

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Winner of Bruntwood Prize announced – Anna Jordan for ‘Yen’

Anna Jordan has been announced as the winner of the 2013 Bruntwood Prize, which she received for her script Yen.  She takes home a £16,000 grand prize. Three runners up, winners of the Judges’ Awards, will receive £8,000 each to recognize their achievement: Katharine Chandler for Bird Luke Norris for So Here We Are Chris …

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Graeae announces writers selected for ‘Write to Play’

Graeae has announced the writers selected for Write to Play, its new playwriting scheme, which aims to provide opportunities to deaf and disabled writers. The scheme will be run by Graeae in partnership with the National Theatre Studio, Royal Court, and Soho Theatre. The writers in 2013/14 will be: Sean Burn, Amy Bethan Evans, Rosaleen …

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Theatre Centre announces award winners in writing for young audiences

Theatre Centre has announced the winners of its competitions recognizing and supporting writing for young people. Danny Braverman won the Brian Way Award for Wot? No fish!!.  The £6,000 is designed to support the development of a new play. Lou Ramsden received the Adrienne Benham Award, a £2,000 prize and attachment that supports writers developing …

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Winners of Channel 4 Playwright Scheme Announced

Channel 4 has announced the winners of the Channel 4 Playwrights Scheme, who will receive £7,000 and a year’s attachment to a theatre to support the development of a new play. The winners are: Clara Brennan – Soho Theatre Zodwa Nyoni – West Yorkshire Playhouse Simon Longman – Pentabus Theatre Morna Pearson – Traverse Theatre …

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Adrian Pagan Award Shortlist Announced

As reported in The Stage, the shortlist has been announced for the Adrian Pagan Award. The five shortlisted plays are: Kitchen Sinking by Gina Gough Dead Party Animals by Thomas Pickles Dissolution by Isobel Middleton My Darling Wife by Isaac Ssebandeke The Visitor by Remi Rachuba The prize is production of the winning play in …

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Carla Grauls announced as winner of Nick Darke Award

As reported in The Stage, Carla Grauls has been announced as the winner of the Nick Darke Award.  The Award, funded by Falmouth University, is presented to a playwright writing on an environmental theme.  The £6,000 prize is designed to support the writer in developing their piece. More detail about the winning entry Made for …

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News: Rufus Norris named new Artistic Director of the National Theatre

Today it was announced that Rufus Norris has be selected as the new Artistic Director of the National Theatre.  As reported in The Stage, Norris will take on the role in April 2015. If you’re interested in learning more about Norris’s previous work, The Stage has also posted a bio of Norris detailing his experience. …

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