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On the Bruntwood Prize readers 2019

Reading has begun for the 2019 Bruntwood Prize! Keep those plays coming until the 6pm June 5th deadline. All plays are submitted anonymously to the…


Bruntwood Prize Judge and Graeae Artistic Director Jenny Sealey ‘Theatre allows you to just be in an audience of people, sharing something glorious”

  In this longer interview, taken at the January 21st Launch for the Bruntwood Prize, Jenny Sealey gives some advice to writers on creative techniques…


Frequently Asked Questions-from the Bruntwood Prize Co-ordinator

As Bruntwood Prize Co-ordinator, I look after this site and over see the process of submitting to the prize, and the reading of plays. At…


Sarah Frankcom- ‘The world needs plays like it’s never needed them before’

Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange Theatre, Sarah Frankcom – co-founder of the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting – expresses her views on the significance of…


On Anonymity

On its launch in 2005 the Bruntwood Prize was one of the first writing competitions to ensure complete anonymity during the judging process by asking…


In times Like these- Anna Jordan

    It’s one month to go until the June 5th, 6pm deadline- it’s time to check in one why plays are important. Thanks to…


Catherine Love on writing for the theatre audience

Theatre, says writer, performer and director Tim Crouch, is “a rare location for collective thinking”. Director Ellen McDougall expresses something similar: “theatre is one of…


Skype support sessions May 8th- book in here

Regardless of whether you’ve just graduated or are a seasoned theatre maker, everyone needs advice from time to time. With the June 5th Bruntwood Prize…