SEND US YOUR PLAY!!

With less than 10 days to go until the deadline for the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting (6pm on 5th June to be precise) we wanted to check in with people and highlight some of the support we have online to help you get that play written and submitted to Britain’s biggest playwriting competition!

Jake Davies as Bobbie (left) and Alex Austin as Hench in YEN by Anna Jordan. Photo by Jonathan Keenan.

There was an amazing response to the 2013 Bruntwood Prize winning play YEN by Anna Jordan, which premiered at the Royal Exchange Theatre from 18 February – 7 March 2015. Read the reviews and comments here

And THE ROLLING STONE by Chris Urch, another winner of the 2013 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, has also received fantastic reviews. Read them and audience comments here

So we want to support you to submit your work for the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting! There is plenty online to provoke, challenge and support you to get that play written and sent into us.

Since we launched in January 2015, we have run five live-streamed workshops with amazing award-winning playwrights and the response has been fantastic.

BRYONY LAVERY ON CREATING CHARACTER & GETTING STARTED

PHIL PORTER ON THEATRICAL IMAGERY

SIMON STEPHENS ON DRAMATIC ACTION

DAWN WALTON ON DIALOGUE AND SUBTEXT

ANNA JORDAN ON REDRAFTING YOUR SCRIPT

Before you send us your work, maybe check out the Questions to Ask When Writing A Play by multi-award-winning playwright Simon Stephens, or the Scenic Checklist by previous winner and award-winning playwright Duncan Macmillan.

Or find out what this year’s judges will be looking for in the entries! It’s free to enter. There is a total prize fund of £40,000. You have nothing to lose. So send us your play!

2 Apr 2015

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