The Theatre Uncut Political Playwriting Award- Opens Sept 1st

In partnership with the Young Vic, Traverse Theatre and Sherman Theatre. The intention is to find the next generation of political playwrights that want to explore the big issues that affect our lives today. The writer of the winning play will receive an award of £9,500. A longlist of 30 play will be read by Theatre Uncut Artistic Directors Hannah Price and Emma Callander. A shortlist of 10 plays will then be read by the Artistic Directors of the partner venues Kwame Kwei Armah (Young Vic), Rachel O’Riordan (Sherman Theatre) and Orla O’Loughlin (Traverse Theatre) and the winner judged by the panel of the above with invited guests (to be announced soon).


“Theatre, and the plays staged within them, has always provided a platform to say something about the world that we live in. The announcement of this new political playwright award by Theatre Uncut is a way for the next generation of playwrights to continue that tradition and I can’t wait to hear their voices”
— Kwame Kwei-Armah, Artistic Director, Young Vic


Submissions will open on 1st September 2018 and close 1st November 2018.

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Published on:
16 May 2018


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