The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting launches search for new stories to develop for the stage

Bruntwood are delighted to launch and open to entries for 2022. The biennial prize – which seeks scripts from established, emerging and debut writers to develop for the stage – is a partnership between property company Bruntwood, a major supporter of the arts, and world-class producing theatre, the Royal Exchange Theatre, in Manchester.

Open to both established writers and members of the public with no writing experience, the Bruntwood Prize is now recognised as a launch-pad for some of the country’s most respected and produced playwrights and screenwriters. The judging process is completely anonymous, meaning each entry will be judged entirely on its own merit. Winning plays are selected across four categories, with each winner entering into a development process with the Royal Exchange Theatre in an endeavour to bring their work to production.

The 2022 Prize will be split across four categories. As in previous years, there will be an overall winner of the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, who takes home £16,000 as well as one £8,000 Judges Award, and the £8,000 International Award, introduced in 2019, open to international playwrights who can apply through partner organisations. (LINK)

This year also sees the introduction of a new category: the North West Original New Voice Award and Residency, in recognition of the Prize’s Manchester home. The winner must be based in the North West of England and, in addition to winning £8,000, they will also receive an additional £10,000 fee to cover working two days a week at the Royal Exchange Theatre during a bespoke one year residency at the Royal Exchange Theatre in partnership with Bruntwood and the Ogelsby Charitable Trust.

Submissions for the 2022 Prize are open until 6th June 2022 this site.

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