Returning for 2017, the biennial Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting has revealed its shortlist for Europe’s largest playwriting competition.
A partnership between the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester and property company Bruntwood, the Prize is an opportunity for writers of any background and experience to enter unperformed plays to be judged by a panel of industry experts for a chance to be one of four winners and win part of a prize fund totaling £40,000. Since its inception in 2005, over 11,000 scripts have been entered, £208,000 has been awarded to 22 prize winning writers and 21 winning productions have been staged in 37 UK wide venues.
The 2017 winning scripts will be announced at an award ceremony hosted by BBC news presenter Naga Munchetty on the 13 November at the Royal Exchange Theatre and livestreamed to this site.
The ten shortlisted scripts were selected from 1,898 original plays that were submitted to the Prize this year. Each playwright enters their play under a pseudonym, with the aim of creating an equal opportunity for writers of any background and experience to enter and have only their words come under consideration.
Discover the 2017 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting Shortlist via the link below.