“I think it’s really important to have the laugh because laughter lets out that tension and it means you can go further with your next point – you have to earn those hellish moments. Also, I think of some of the darkest situations I’ve been in and we’ve always cracked jokes – they run very close together I think, tragedy and comedy and my favourite plays are both.” Polly Stenham
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The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting
The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting is the UK’s biggest national competition for playwriting. It is the search for great new plays and great writers. We look for scripts that are original and unperformed, by writers of any experience.
The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting is currently closed for submissions. We anticipate the next round of the Prize will be in 2015. We are currently working on the details and hope to make further announcements later this year, so do check back on our website to find out the latest information or sign up to our mailing list. In the meantime, check out the opportunities page of our website to hear about the latest industry wide initiatives, competitions and awards, as well as ways to develop your playwriting skills.
The winners of the 2013 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting was announced at a star-studded bash at the Royal Exchange Theatre on Friday 22nd November 2013. Get to know our 2013 winners here… Check out the full 2013 ceremony round-up here…
The 2013 competition saw us receive 1792 scripts, which were whittled down to a shortlist of just ten. To find out more about the reading process for the 2013 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting click here.
The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting began in 2005. Since then, 15 writers have been awarded a total of £160,000, there have been eight full productions and well over 7000 entries generated by the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting.
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