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“When people talk about me as a writer, that’s what I am, and that’s how I want my work to be judged – one its quality, not on the basis of my age, gender, class, sexuality or race. I am what I am – not what other people want me to be. And my responsibility is to the truth, however difficult that truth happens to be.” Sarah Kane

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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 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.

Have you caught the writing bug? Well don’t worry if you’re new to playwriting, this website has all kinds of ideas and support to help you create stories for the stage and bring your ideas and imagination to life. Click here for more information. You can also sign up to our newsletter to receive updates, news and opportunities associated with the Bruntwood Prize.

To find out more about the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting click here.