The Bread & Roses Playwriting Award- 2023/24

The Bread & Roses Playwriting Award is a competition for full length theatre plays that have not previously been produced or published and feature at least half of female, non-binary or gender neutral roles by UK and Europe based writers.

The winning play will receive; Professional production at The Bread & Roses Theatre & 10% of box office income (in 2023/24) and publication by The Bread & Roses Theatre & royalty from all sales


12pm on Friday 14th October 2022


  • Full-length, at least 60 minutes in expected running time.
  • Plays must primarily be in the English language.
  • Submissions may not have previously been produced or published (up to 3 rehearsed readings are permitted and playwrights may have had other work that’s been produced and/or published) and may not currently be attached to a producer or company.
  • At least half the material should be female or non-binary roles (measured by number of lines/presence and may include non-gender-specific roles).
  • Plays should not require more than a cast of 7.
  • Playwrights must be based in UK or Europe.
  • Plays must be submitted in one single file in Word or PDF format
  • The playwright’s name or any other identifying details (e.g. phone number, address, social media etc.) must NOT be anywhere on the document itself, as the judging process will be
  • Previously submitted plays may be resubmitted if they have been redrafted.
  • Playwrights may only submit one play per person or writers collective.

Playwriting Award – The Bread & Roses Theatre (

Published on:
19 Jul 2022
Opportunity deadline:
14 Oct 2022


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