Theatre Uncut and Young Vic launch UK’s first major political playwriting award

Theatre Uncut has launched the UK’s first major political playwriting prize in partnership with the Young Vic in London.

Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre and the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff are also partners to the award, which aims to find the next generation of political playwrights.

What you get: the writer of the winning play will receive £9,500 and an agreement to option the production of the play to Theatre Uncut and the award partners.

Who can apply: the award is open to writers who have not had more than two plays produced professionally with runs of three weeks or more.

How to apply: more information to follow!

Deadline: 1 November 2018 (submissions open on 1 September 2018)

Source: The Stage

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