Theatre503’s Playwriting Award is an unprecedented opportunity for playwrights at all levels to be recognised for writing an outstanding, original piece of work for the stage. It will build upon the foundation of the venue’s reputation for engaging with the next generation of playwrights, whilst broadening its opportunities to include more experienced, produced writers.
You can submit to the award from 1 to 29 February 2016. The play must not have been professional produced. We define professionally produced as a run of 5 performances or longer to a paying audience. Plays must be submitted in the English language. Plays must not currently be under professional option or attached to another theatre/company. Plays must not have been professionally published. All scripts will be read anonymously – you will be asked for your personal details when submitting but these are kept separate from your script while being read. There should be no personal details contained within the script, including cover pages, headers and footers and body of the text. Writers may only submit one script per submission window however this can include scripts that have been previously considered by Theatre503 or other theatres. Once submitted you may not submit a later draft before the submission window closes. The play must be at least 60 minutes in stage time.