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The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting LONGLIST 2019

2019 Bruntwood Prize Longlist Announced. Reaching the longlist This year we received a staggering 2,561 submissions to the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting – 35 per…


Bryony Shanahan steps in to Judge 2019 Prize

We are delighted to announce that Bryony Shanahan, our new joint Artistic Director alongside Roy Alexander Weise, will be joining the judging panel for this…


A letter to everyone who has entered the 2019 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting

We are astonished to have received 2,561 entries to this year’s Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting – our biggest number of submissions ever! Over the last…


Phase 3 reader Blog- Natasha Tripney

All plays are submitted anonymously to the Bruntwood Prize and are read by an expert panel of readers appointed by the Royal Exchange Theatre. There…


Phase 2 reader blog- Katherine Chandler

All plays are submitted anonymously to the Bruntwood Prize and are read by an expert panel of readers appointed by the Royal Exchange Theatre. There…


On the Bruntwood Prize readers 2019

UPDATED: 17TH JUNE with new reader stats on taking on greater numbers of readers for the record 2019 entries All plays are submitted anonymously to…


Phase one reader blog- JN Benjamin

All plays are submitted anonymously to the Bruntwood Prize and are read by an expert panel of readers appointed by the Royal Exchange Theatre. There…


REPOST: Taking Up Space: Playwrights, Audiences and Everything In Between- Bridget Minamore

For many of us, theatre—writing it, writing about it, working with it, working in it—is less of a hobby, less of a job, and more…