DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR THEATRE AND A LOVE OF NEW PLAYS?

 

This year for the first time ever the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, with the support of theatre critic Lyn Gardner, is looking for a passionate audience member to join them in the search for original and innovate new voices in drama. 

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The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting is Europe’s largest playwriting prize and every two years launches a search for exciting new plays.

From 2000 entries, a short list of 10 plays reach the final judging process where an esteemed panel of judges from arts and media, select the winning play. Past judges have included Russell T Davis, Lucy Prebble, Meera Syal, Sir Nicholas Hytner and Alfred Enoch.

We are looking for a passionate theatre-goer based in the North West of England to join this panel for 2019. Could this be you?

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Original Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2017 judges panel


TO SUPPORT THE PEOPLE'S JUDGE WE WILL OFFER:

  • A pair of free tickets for 5 productions over the year
  • Standard pay as a Bruntwood Prize Judge- totalling £750 All travel and accommodation expenses required to participate as a Bruntwood Prize Judge
  • Free back catalogue of published Bruntwood Prize winning plays from publishers Nick Hern.
  • Two workshops with Lyn Gardner, accompanying her to see a show.
  • Administrative support in their role as Judge.

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Bruntwood Prize 2017 Meet The Judges


HOW TO ENTER
If you think you’d like to become our very first People’s Judge the entry process is simple.

STAGE ONE

All you need to do is email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following:

  • A contact email address
  • A contact phone number
  • An address in the North West of England
  • A 250 word statement in the body of the email on why you want to be a Judge for the Bruntwood Prize, and what new writing for the stage and the role of the playwright means to you.

You’ll receive a confirmation email to let you know your entry has been successful.

Any additional attachments or content over the 250-word personal statement will not be considered.

Please note we are unable to enter into any further correspondence about the process or offer feedback.

Successful entrants will be contacted no later than Tuesday 9 October and asked to enter Stage 2 of the competition.

For more information about applying and the second stage of the selection process, visit writeaplay.co.uk