The Award’s purpose is to find and nurture a playwright who has worked in theatre for two years or more (but not in a literary department setting or as a paid script reader), who is looking to further their ambitions and skill in the art and craft of playwriting.
The ETPEP Award 2019 is open to UK residents of any age who have not had a play professionally produced, and who have worked front of house, in administrative roles, on stage, backstage, lighting, design etc. or in a creative capacity for at least two years. The award is intended to target and encourage those who are currently working in theatre but who are new to playwriting, and therefore, the Award is not open to those who have worked in any capacity in a literary department, a literary agency or those who ever have undertaken paid script reading work.
Monday 11 March 2019
The award will be judged anonymously, and brief feedback will be provided on every entry.
The winner will receive a prize of £8,000, a development relationship with the Finborough Theatre including one-to-one dramaturgy with Finborough Theatre Artistic Director and playwright Neil McPherson; a rehearsal workshop with actors and a director to develop the play; and a staged reading performance of the winning play as part of Vibrant 2019 – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights at the Finborough Theatre, London on Sunday, 30 June 2019.
For more information please go to https://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/productions/2019/etpep.php