Windsor Fringe – Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing 2016

The Windsor Fringe is now accepting unpublished one-act plays from amateur playwrights for the Thirteenth Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing.

Prize:  The three winning scripts, judged purely on the writing, will be selected for performance in October as the finale of the 2016 Windsor Fringe Festival. The winning writer will receive a £500 prize and The Windsor Fringe will underwrite the staging of the winner and the two runners-up with selected directors.

Fee:  There is normally a £5 reading fee.  However, BBC Writersroom applicants will be granted a waiver of the £5 reading fee if the words “Writers Room” appear on the top right- hand corner of the cover page.

What to submit:  Amateur playwrights only, one script per entrant. Plays must not have been previously performed, be the original work of the entrant and be suitable for staging in a studio theatre with no more than six actors. Plays must be no more than 30 minutes long.

How to apply:  Submit two copies of each script, printed on A4 paper, no binding or stapling. Pages must be numbered. No submissions by email, no scripts returned. Judging is on a totally anonymous basis – author’s name must not appear in the script. Cover page must include name of the play, author’s name, contact details and signature.

Scripts should be sent to:

Windsor Fringe Drama Writing Award
Suite 640, 24-28 St Leonard’s Road
Windsor, Berks. SL4 3BB UK

Fee:  There is normally a £5 reading fee.  However, BBC Writersroom applicants will be granted a waiver of the £5 reading fee if the words “Writers Room” appear on the top right- hand corner of the cover page.

Deadline: 5 March 2016

Source:  BBC Writersroom

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