Each week we look through our pile of writing opportunities to pick out one we think is particularly worth your time. It could be an innovative brief, great prize money, a high-profile company, or just plain fun.
This week’s pick: Alfred Fagon Award 2015
Description: This annual prize, open to writers of Caribbean or African descent, presents the winning playwright with a prize of £6,000 and recognises the best original, new stage play. The prize is supported by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation, National Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, and Bush Theatre.
So, what’s so great about it? This award, given in honour of playwright and polymath Alfred Fagon, is designed to recognise and support the work of Black British playwrights. The play has a starry history – with the inaugural prize going to Roy Williams – and is still going strong today with 2014 winner Charlene James also scooping up the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright, and 2013 winner Diana Nneka Atuona receiving a heralded production of ‘Liberian Girl’ at the Royal Court. If you’d like to join them, you’ve still got a few weeks to get your script polished up before the deadline on 3 August! (Unproduced plays are welcome, and produced scripts must have had their production since August 2014.)
Check out the full details here.
Please note, we’ve posted this for your convenience and we’re not affiliated with the organisers of the opportunity in any way.