The Alfred Fagon Award open for entries

The competition is open to any playwright of Caribbean or African descent, resident in the UK, for the best original, new stage play in English.

The play does not need to have been produced. However, if it has, only plays produced since August 2018 will be considered.

Each entrant can submit only one play. A play may also be nominated by a third party with the writer’s consent (e.g. via an agent).

Plays must be full length and presented as double-spaced, single-sided, in Times New Roman, font 12pt and be a minimum of 40 pages.

Television, radio plays and film scripts will not be considered.

New as well as established writers are encouraged to enter.

How to enter:

  • Email your script to
  • Email your CV, confirming your Caribbean and /or African heritage and residency in the UK to Your CV must also include your address, email address and a contact telephone number
  • Email a brief synopsis of the play to
  • Post* two hard copies of your script to: Pauline Walker, The Alfred Fagon Award, c/o Talawa Theatre Company, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA.


*Postal copies must be received by the deadline to be eligible.

All applicants will be notified by email of their entry’s safe arrival.  No correspondence will be entered into between the judges and applicants.

Only shortlisted writers will be contacted in early November 2019.

The writer of the winning play will be announced at The Alfred Fagon Award ceremony in November 2019.

The Alfred Fagon Award is supported by The Peggy Ramsay Foundation.

Deadline:  26 July 2019 at 5pm

Source: @Playwriting_UK

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