The People’s Play Award 2014

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The People’s Theatre and New writing North are pleased to announce the return of the People’s Play Award.  This biennial competition is run to find an exciting new play that will be produced for one week in the studio theatre at the People’s Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne, from 28 October to 1 November 2014.  The winning writer will receive an award of £2,000.

The competition aims to discover and develop new writers for theatre and is only open to writers who have not yet received a full professional production of their work on the stage.  Winning the People’s Play Award is a great first step to establishing a career as a professional writer.  Former winners who have gone on to write professionally include Alison Carr, Peter Straughan (who won a Bafta Award and was nominated for an Oscar for his screenplay of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), and Carina Rodney.

To find out more or to enter, see