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Royal Exchange Dramaturg Suzanne Bell ‘Be brave, try new things, follow your instincts and just submit!’

JUST SEND IT IN! A number of people have mentioned to me recently (in fact about 8 yesterday alone!) that they are worried about submitting…


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…


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…


Introducing our international partners and the International Award

At the heart of the Bruntwood Prize is collaboration and partnership – to support playwrights, to encourage people to tell stories, to see work on…