Playwrights' Competition Calendar



Filed under: New Competitions — Gina @ 21:29

I hope you lot didn’t think I was bright or anything because, well, I was so worried about missing the Monday closing of the BBC’s Writers Prize that I worked through Wednesday night until 1.30a.m to make sure I got my script in the post on Thursday. Then I read the T&C’s and saw it only needed to be postmarked Monday. Doh!

There are a couple of new opportunities for Scottish writers:

In January you’ll find the Playwright’s Studio has the New Playwright’s Awards. “Playwrights’ Studio Scotland are offering four emerging writers the time, space and financial support to work on a new play.”

And February has the Frank Deasy Award. The award winner(s) will be offered the position of Writer in Residence at BBC Scotland for a period of 6 months.

February is also the closing date for the Salisbury Playhouse’s Play for the Nation’s Youth. Each writer is asked to submit at least 25 pages of a new and unperformed piece for young people aged 11-19 years which can either be an original play or an adaptation of a copyright free text. There should be roles for at least 20 young people but adult roles may also feature.

January also has Manchester’s 24:7 Theatre Festival. It looks to be quite a prestigious event, but I think if your play’s selected you need to help fund the production. Please read the full terms to get an idea of how the festival works.

Gotta go now because Homeland’s on and it’s very exciting.



  1. Good work getting script off early!! Fingers criss-crossed. ax

    Comment by Angela Street — 02/12/2012 @ 22:44 | Reply

    • Many thanks, and I presume you got yours in too. X

      Comment by Gina — 03/12/2012 @ 09:13 | Reply

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