Opportunities: Our Pick of the Week – Alfred Fagon Award 2016 open for applications from playwrights of Caribbean or African descent

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 2016 open for applications from playwrights of Caribbean or African descent

Description:  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. 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.

What’s so great about it? The Alfred Fagon Award is one of the most prestigious awards in playwriting, it is supported by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation and Talawa Theatre, as well as well as a whole host of other exciting patrons (read all about them here). It’s been running since 1997 so it’s extremely well established, not to mention, the prize is a whopping £6000. You’ve got around 3 weeks until the deadline of 29th July, so there’s still time to get your play up to scratch before submitting – good luck!

Read the full details here.

Please note, we’ve posted this for your convenience and we’re not affiliated with the organisers of the opportunity.

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