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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…


£1 MILLION GIFT FROM THE OGLESBY CHARITABLE TRUST SUPPORTS BRAND NEW POP-UP THEATRE

THE DEN is part of the theatre’s newest strand of work Local Exchange which makes space to explore how the relationship between people, places and…


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…


REPOST- On writing minority stories for a mainstream audience- Vinay Patel

One of the toughest, unexpected challenges I’ve grapple with in my relatively short career as a writer is the concept of neutral narratives. These are…


Weekly opportunities promotion

Now the Bruntwood Prize 2019 submission window is closed we’re not shutting up shop! Check our opportunities page for weekly playwriting opportunities around the UK…