DEADLINE APPROACHING!! SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2016 PLAYWRITING AWARD and 503Five

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2016 PLAYWRITING AWARD WILL BE OPEN IN SPRING 2016

Theatre503’s Playwriting Award is an unprecedented opportunity for playwrights at all levels to be recognised for writing an outstanding, original piece of work for the stage. It will build upon the foundation of the venue’s reputation for engaging with the next generation of playwrights, whilst broadening its opportunities to include more experienced, produced writers.

This biennial award has been made possible by the generous support of The Richard Carne Trust, Curtis Brown Creative, Arts Council England and our publishing partners Nick Hern Books.

The winner of the award will receive a financial prize of £6000 and a guaranteed production of their winning play at Theatre503.

DEADLINE 29 February 2016.


503Five

Sponsored by The Richard Carne Trust

The 503Five is an eighteen month Resident Writer Training Programme for developing playwrights. It provides the five chosen writers with a full-length play commission, a personal industry mentor, workshops and masterclasses led by industry professionals, practical opportunities to develop their work, varying public presentations, and the vital experience of working in a writer-centric new writing theatre.

To be considered for the 503Five you should have no full-length professional production credits.This is defined as a run of 3 weeks or more in an established venue for which you have received coverage from the national press.

For more details about this these opportunities please visit https://theatre503.com/theatre503-playwriting-award/

Event dates:
23 Feb 2016 -
29 Feb 2016

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