Opportunities – Pick of the Week: The ETPEP Award 2021

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: The ETPEP Award 2021

Description: The ETPEP Award 2021 is a playwriting prize for new UK playwrights who work or have worked in the theatre industry, run by the Finborough Theatre in association with the Experienced Theatre Practitioners Early Playwriting Trust (ETPEP).

The Award’s purpose is to find and nurture a playwright who has worked in theatre for two years or more (but not in a literary department setting or as a paid script reader), who is looking to further their ambitions and skill in the art and craft of playwriting.

Why is it so great? What we love about this award is that it recognises those who work in the theatre in a capacity that is non-writing related and provides a valuable opportunity for them to break into playwriting and develop their craft – that’s a lot of brilliant people who are passionate about creating theatre but might not have tried their hand at writing yet!

The winner will receive a prize of £6,000, a development relationship with the Finborough Theatre including one-to-one dramaturgy with Finborough Theatre Artistic Director and playwright Neil McPherson; a rehearsal workshop with actors and a director to develop the play; and a staged reading performance of the winning play either at the Finborough Theatre, London, pandemic permitting, or online; and publication by Salamander Street, independent publisher of theatre, performance and live art.

If you’d like to apply and have worked in theatre for at least two years but not as a playwright, script reader or in a literary department then you’ve got until 30 April to give it a go!

Find out more here. 

Source: Write A Play 

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