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: 2017 Papatango New Writing Prize
Description: Papatango is looking for 70 minute plus plays. The play must be an original, unperformed and unproduced piece of work. The winner will receive a four week production at Southwark Playhouse, publication by Nick Hern Books, 10% of the gross box office income and a £6000 commission and full developmental support for their next play.
What’s so great about it: Here at London Playwrights Blog we love to nurture new and emerging writers and so do the good people at Papatango. This is a perfect opportunity for you to break through and get your play out there. Previous winners have received rave reviews, awards, and even a BAFTA. The play is judged anonymously so it gives everyone a fair chance. It will be performed not just for just one night , but four weeks at the fantastic Southwark Playhouse – and having your play published by Nick Hern Books means other people could be performing your play soon. Perhaps most importantly, this prize isn’t just focused on putting on the play you’ve already written, it’s designed to help you create more work. If you win, there’s £6000 commission and full developmental support for your next play. This is a priceless opportunity for an emerging writer, so send in your script by 5 March if you want to be considered.
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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