Repost- Matthew Xia on Responsibility, Representation and Responding to the world around you
This workshop took place on 16 March 2017 Associate Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange Theatre and judge for the 2017 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting….
The Bruntwood Prize in Australia
Following their first UK productions we’ve seen many of the Bruntwood Prize winning plays go on to see international productions all over the world- from…
Greater Manchester Critics Scheme- OPEN!
This year The Royal Exchange, Contact, HOME and The Lowry have come together to look for eight new critical voices from across Greater Manchester to…
2017 Round Up
Its been a busy year for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting! Not only was the 2017 Prize opened to submissions with the winners announced at 13th…
The reason I am making a living as a writer is all down to Bruntwood. Winning Bruntwood gave me confidence and validation that people were interested in what I had to say.Anna Jordan
The financial prize allowed me to give up my full time job and focus solely on writing… That has been the real life change. The Bruntwood Prize is a game changer.Chris Urch
Winning the prize has made me a writerVivienne Franzmann
It's not an exaggeration to say that winning a Bruntwood Judges Prize changed my life. It gave me the time, money and - crucially - support both to develop my play and to push my writing to new places. Winning the prize is nice - but what it’s what comes after that proves what an incredible opportunity it is.James Fritz
For me, the award meant a few things all at the same time; recognition that I’d written an interesting play; the chance to build a relationship with the Royal Exchange; cash. I’m gutted I’m not allowed to enter again.Alan Harris
The Bruntwood Prize helped me make the transition to a full time writer. I’m proud to be part of the Prize’s history and hope it continues for years to come.Alistair McDowall
It's true legacy is that for the first time the imposter syndrome megaphone that constantly sits on my shoulder is muffled, that I am braver in the building of worlds, stories and structures I use in my scripts, I lean into the work a little closer, a little harder and I now fully own what it is that I have always wanted to do.Sharon Clark
The written wordWhen I wrote WISH LIST, I was certain it would never to performed. Getting shortlisted, and then winning was so strange and wonderful that I still can't believe it really happened. Seeing a full play of mine onstage for the first time has helped me improve as a writer in a way I would have struggled to do otherwiseKatherine Soper