Opportunities – Pick of the Week: The Women’s Prize for Playwriting – Paines Plough

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 Women’s Prize for Playwriting – Paines Plough

Description:Paines Plough, Ellie Keel Productions and 45North launched The Women’s Prize for Playwriting in 2020 to support female, UK and Ireland-based writers.  The mission of The Women’s Prize for Playwriting is to address the inequality in the number of plays written by women and men on major stages in the UK. In 2018, only 26% of new plays on main stages in Britain were by women. This prize is designed to level the playing field and to honour and celebrate the work of female and non-binary playwrights.

Why is it so great? The winner of this prestigious award receives £12,000 in respect of an exclusive option for Ellie Keel Productions and Paines Plough to co-produce the winning play. You have until 17th April to apply so plenty of time to get your submission ready!

Source: BBC Writersroom 

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