Phil Fox award for playwriting now open for plays about addiction (prize £6,000)

The Phil Fox Award for Playwriting invites playwrights with any level of experience from across the UK to submit full-length scripts about issues related to addiction. The competition winner will receive a £6,000 commission from OETC to continue developing the winning script or to develop a new script about issues related to addiction. They will also receive mentoring from multi-award winning playwright Enda Walsh.

Judges for the Fox Award include: Enda Walsh (Tony Award-winning playwright), Simon Stephens (Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright), Barbara Broccoli (James Bond films and West End & Broadway theatre producer), Indhu Rubasingham (Artistic Director of the Kiln Theatre), Denise Gough (Olivier Award-winning actress), Matt Applewhite (Nick Hern Books Managing Director & Commissioning Editor), Sonya Hale (Synergy Theatre Project & Heretic Voices award-winning playwright) and Matt Steinberg (OETC Artistic Director).

This year’s competition is now with a winner announced in early November. Submitted full-length plays from UK residents must be original, unproduced and about issues related to addiction.

Playwrights will need to clearly articulate how their scripts relate to these issues, which is not limited to substance misuse or alcohol abuse, but also includes subject matter involving non-chemical addictions, such as social media or sex addiction. Plays may also explore the social or structural determinants that contribute to addiction, such as access to services or the supply chain of an addictive product. The characters do not need to be addicts; for example, plays about people directly affected by another person’s addiction, such as family members of addicts, will also be accepted.

Full competition details can be found here.

Deadline: 16th June 2020

Source: Direct Contact


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