International Playwriting Award Theatre503 opens 1st February (£6,000 prize)

What is it?

Theatre503 is an award-winning home of new writers and a launchpad for the artists who bring their words to life. They stage the work of more debut writers than any other theatre in the world and can now announce the re-opening of the Theatre503 Playwriting Award, their bi-annual search for the best new plays and most talented debut playwrights in the world.

The winning play receives £6,000 with a guaranteed production, and they do everything they can do to find a home for the four remaining finalists – with all five finalists of the 2018 International Award being premiered at Theatre503 by the end of November 2020.

Who should apply?

The 2020 Theatre503 International Playwriting Award is for debut writers of all ages who have not yet had a full-length professional production.

Previous winners are: And Then Come The Nightjars by Bea Roberts, Valhalla by Paul Murphy – joint winner in 2014; In Event of Moone Disaster by Andrew Thompson in 2016 and Out of Sorts by Danusia Samal in 2018.

The Award is open for entries from the 1st February 2020 via the Theatre503 website

Read the full terms and conditions of entry for eligibility and other requirements and details of how to submit your entry through the link.

The 2020 Theatre503 International Playwriting Award is supported by The Carne Trust.

Deadline: 29th February 2020


Source: BBC Writers Room

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