Theatre Prize

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Aimed at encouraging theatre writers at the start of their careers to explore and challenge philosophical ideas using the dramatic form. The prize will be £3000 plus a rehearsed reading at the Fellowship’s annual Symposium on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice.
Requirements: A dialogue sample of at least 10 pages (a previous play is fine) sent to the e-mail address below, with the subject line ‘Playwriting prize’
A brief proposal of the writer’s intended treatment of the year’s theme (2 pages max, a single paragraph is fine).
Both of these must be submitted by April 30th. The Prize is open to anyone above 18 years of age.
The Winner will be expected to deliver their piece in mid-/late-July, allowing for casting and rehearsals prior to the reading in Venice
Judge: Shortlisted entries will be notified by email. Young playwright and screenwriter Michael Lesslie will judge the submissions and direct the winning entry’s reading.
Deadline: April 30th 2017
Delivery of work: July 20th
Symposium: August 24-27, 2017.
Entries to: apply@alpinefellowship.com