22 January, 2006

Windsor Fringe Drama Award 2006

Amateur playwrights are invited to submit unpublished one-act plays for the third £500 Windsor Fringe Marriott Drama Writing Award. Three winning scripts will be selected for performance during Drama Nights at the Windsor Fringe in September/October. One of the three scripts will be chosen for the £500 prize.

Submissions must be received by 02 March 2006.

Eligibility: Only amateur playwrights are eligible; only one script per author will be accepted. Each play must be an original work by the entrant, and submitted scripts must not have been previously published or performed.

Criteria: Each play must be no more than 30 minutes long, have a cast of no more than six actors, and be suitable for staging in a studio theatre.

Submission guidelines: So that each script may be judged anonymously, the author’s name must appear on the cover page only, not in the script. Writers should submit two copies of their plays, printed on loose sheets of A4 paper with no binding or stapling. Pages must be numbered. No submissions will be accepted by fax or email; no scripts will be returned. The cover page must show the name of the play and the author’s name, contact details and signature. A £5 reading fee will be charged per entry. Please make cheques payable to Windsor Fringe Festival.

Scripts should be sent together with the reading fee to:
Windsor Fringe Marriott Drama Writing Award
Suite 640, 24-28 St Leonard’s Road, Windsor, Berks. SL4 3BB U.K.

Selection process: All submissions will be evaluated by reader groups, and the final selection judged by our judges The Windsor Fringe Marriott drama award will underwrite the staging of the three plays with selected directors.

For additional information contact:
Ann Trewartha tel: 01753 863218 fax: 01753 867877

The Windsor Fringe web site is at www.windsorfringe.co.uk/

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