REPOST: Taking Up Space: Playwrights, Audiences and Everything In Between- Bridget Minamore
For many of us, theatre—writing it, writing about it, working with it, working in it—is less of a hobby, less of a job, and more…
Kwame Kwei-Armah is a writer, actor and director whose first performance took place at the Royal Exchange Theatre. He is Artistic Director of the Young Vic theatre, where we launched the 2019 Prize, at the event he commented on his appointment as chair;
“It’s my absolute pleasure to return to The Bruntwood Prize, particularly having been part of the very first round in 2005, and to chair a panel of brilliant judges who have such a variety of experience, from performers to writers, directors, poets and journalists. In my eyes, the Prize has become such a profound and essential part of our cultural ecology for playwrights. It represents a most invigorating opportunity to undertake a leap of faith by virtue of a chosen pseudonym. So, send the thing that is brewing in you… the thing that says, ‘I must tell this story in a theatrical form’. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a first draft, or a final draft. Just send it!”
Whether you are totally new to writing for the stage, or an established playwright we hope that the guidance of the brilliant playwrights who have contributed to the toolkit can support you. There’s still time before the June 5th 6pm deadline!
All questions and to enter via https://www.writeaplay.co.uk/how-do-i-enter/ or you can email the Bruntwood Prize Co-ordinator for support on firstname.lastname@example.org
All video Credit: The Other Richard