The search is on. Soho Theatre is looking for the best new writing talent from the UK and Ireland. Do you have the distinct new voice we’re looking for?
‘Give us the script we’ve never seen before. Say something, in the way that only you can’
Steve Marmion, Artistic Director, Soho Theatre (March 2015).
The Verity Bargate Award (VBA) was established in 1982 to honour Soho Theatre’s co-founder and is presented biennially to an artist resident in the UK or Ireland with fewer than three professional productions. The winner will receive £6000 in respect of an exclusive option to produce the winning play at Soho Theatre, directed by Artistic Director, Steve Marmion. Past winners include: Vicky Jones, Thomas Eccleshare, Insook Chappell, Matt Charman, Shan Khan, Bonnie Greer, Toby Whithouse and Diane Samuels.
Soho Theatre will be hitting the road, delivering sessions and workshops for writers and writers in the making across London, the UK and Ireland and in our home town of London. Full details will be released soon here.
The Verity Bargate Award 2015 is supported by The Peggy Ramsay Foundation and Stephen Garrett