Alfred Fagon Award 2016 open for applications from playwrights of Caribbean or African descent

The 2016 Alfred Fagon Award for Best New Play of the Year supported by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation, is now open for applications. The winner will receive £6000.

Eligibility and Criteria:

    • The Award is open to any playwright of Caribbean or African descent, resident in the UK, for the best original, new stage play in English.
    • Plays must be full length.
    • The play does not need to have been produced.  However, if it has, only plays produced since August 2015 will be considered.
    • Each submitted play must be accompanied by a CV, confirming the writer’s Caribbean and/or African heritage and residency in the UK along with a brief synopsis of the play. (CV must also include your email address and a contact telephone number).
    • Each entrant can submit only one play. A play may also be nominated by a third party with the writer’s consent (e.g. via an agent)
    • Television, radio plays and film scripts will not be considered.
    • New as well as established writers are encouraged to enter.

How to apply:  Send in your 2 copies of your play, accompanied by a CV confirming your Caribbean and or African heritage and residency in the UK along with a brief synopsis of the play.  CV’s must include email, address and contact number) to:

Pauline Walker
The Alfred Fagon Award
Talawa Theatre Company
53-55 East Road
N1 6AH

Along with an electronic copy of your play to info@alfredfagonaward.co.uk

Deadline: 29 July 2016 at 5pm

Source: @SpreadTheWord via  @Playwriting_UK

 

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