Alpine Fellowship 2020 Theatre Prize (£3000) now open for entries

What is it? 

The Alpine Fellowship 2020 is awarded annually for the best playwriting response to the year’s theme.  It is aimed at encouraging theatre writers at the start of their careers to explore and challenge philosophical ideas using the dramatic form. This year’s theme is Forgiveness and Retribution.

The prize will be £3000 plus a rehearsed reading at the Fellowship’s annual Symposium to which the winner will be invited to attend. Runners up will be invited to attend the Fjällnäs symposium to exhibit their work, all food and accommodation is covered. Travel expenses will be reimbursed up to a total of £500. The shortlist (top 10 entries) will be announced on the 1st May 2020, and the winners will be announced on the 15th May 2020.

What are the rules?

The final piece must be no more than 45 minutes in length and require no more than four actors. The winning play will be performed as a rehearsed reading so simplicity in staging is preferred. This prize is open to anyone above 18 years of age.

How to apply?
Submit the following through the link on their website: (
  1. A treatment of your idea in response to the theme ‘Forgiveness and Retribution’. No more than 500 words.
  2. A sample of previous work of at least 10 pages.
  3. A 3-4 sample pages of your proposed script or a 1-2 detailed page synopsis of your story.
Deadline: 1st April 2020
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