Saturday, 7 May 2011

Bruntwood Prize for playwriting

The Bruntwood Prize is the biggest national competition for playwriting. It is a search for great plays and great writers. We are looking for scripts that are original and unperformed, by writers of any experience. You can find out about what you might win below.

Deadline: 6th June 2011 at 6pm

Enter online. Link here

The competition is open to anyone resident in the UK and Ireland.
One entry per person
The play must be an original, unperformed and unproduced piece of work, in theatre and in any medium. Amateur performances do not apply. Unproduced means the play cannot have received a production in any form, anywhere in the world, apart from one rehearsed reading only.
The play must be an hour long or more.
The submitted play must be available for production and unattached to any other theatre or company. Any scripts that have been professionally optioned, produced or published will be disqualified.
We do accept plays co-authored by more than one writer.

All scripts awarded prizes are automatically under option to the Royal Exchange for a period of eighteen months after the announcement of the awards.
If a winning script is produced by the Royal Exchange, the prize money will replace all first production or development fees. However, the standard percentage of box office receipts and rehearsal attendance fees will still be paid to the writer.

* A First Prize of £16,000 – with the offer of a year-long attachment with the Royal Exchange Theatre

* Three Judges’ Awards of £8,000 each.

(That's big money!)

All four winners will have the opportunity to develop their play at the Royal Exchange with a view to production. In addition, leading publisher Nick Hern Books will publish those plays that go on to receive a production at the Exchange.

Entry is FREE.

No comments: