Originals playwriting award just announced

Calling all early career playwrights!

Established and just announced by the Original Theatre Company, the Originals Playwriting Award is the UK’s latest national competition for playwriting. It is a search for compellingly well-told stories capable of entertaining a wide audience. They’re looking for theatre scripts that have not yet been produced, by all UK-based writers who identify as being at the outset of their careers and would benefit from this platform.

They will award four plays with a cash prize and a script-in-hand performance filmed and streamed live by North South in front of a live studio audience at London’s iconic theatre and television hub, Riverside Studios. The winning play will receive an enhanced cash prize and the potential of a full stage production by Original Theatre.

Submissions for the Originals Playwriting Award are open until Monday 9 May 2022 10:00am.

Here is a quick look at the headline entry requirements:

Your play should not have been previously produced/performed

Your play is written to be performed by 4 actors or less

Your play should be no longer than 70 minutes in performance

You consider yourself to be at the outset of a professional playwrighting career and believe that this award would be transformative.

For further information and full entry requirements please click here