The North East Playwriting Award – by the Live Theatre and the Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust

The Live Theatre in Newcastle has announced the inaugural North East Playwriting Award in partnership with The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust. This brand new venture seeks to award commissions to two playwrights who are either from or based in the North East of England. The commissioned plays will then be produced for the Live Theatre stage.

The main award will offer one playwright a full-length commission fee of £10,000 and ensuing production in the main theatre.

Furthermore, they are thrilled to build on their commitment to young talent by offering a second commission award of £7,000 to a young playwright (16-25 years) to write an under-70 minute play.

Find out more and apply here.

Deadline: Mon 7 August 2023

Source: Playwriting UK Facebook group

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