15 August, 2007

The People's Play 2008 - North East

New Writing North:

"New Writing North and the People’s Theatre Company are proud to announce the launch of the 2008 People’s Play Award. The award 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 Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, in May 2008. 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 professional production of their work on the stage.

The People’s Theatre is one of the largest, oldest and most prestigious amateur theatres in the country. Many of its members go on to professional theatre work. The theatre has always been keen to promote new writing and the People’s Play is now a well-established event in its calendar. New Writing North is the writing development agency for the north east of England. New Writing North works with writers in all genres of writing, from plays and screenplays to fiction and poetry, to develop new opportunities and projects.

The award is funded by New Writing North and The People’s Theatre and is open to writers who live and work within the Arts Council England North East region (Tyneside, Northumberland, Tees Valley and County Durham)."

Deadline: Monday 5 November 2007

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