Playwriting competition offering the chance to win £1000 and a trip to London is now open
Trinity College London’s fourth annual International Playwriting Competition is now open, and there are two categories: Plays for Young Performers and Plays for Teenage Audiences. The winner in each category will receive £1,000 and a trip to London to see their play performed in a West End theatre. Runners up will receive £500, and all of the top entries will be published in a collection of plays with international distribution.
The competition aims to encourage the creation of new, creative writing for young performers and audiences and is open to writers of any age, level or nationality. Previous winners and runners up have come from Australia, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Singapore, South Africa and the UK.
Entry closes on Friday 13th December 2013. The winning plays will be announced in February 2014, and will be performed as part of Trinity’s second International Festival of Playwriting & Performance in London in May 2014.
Christina Maiden, the 2012 winner of the category Plays for Young Performers, saw her play The Last Word performed in London. She said: ‘It was the most unusual feeling to see my words that I had written six months ago performed on stage… it was wonderful to see them brought to life by such a talented group of young actors.’
Mariama Ives-Moiba, the 2012 winner of the category Plays for Teenage Audiences, said: ‘Winning this competition has boosted my confidence and fuelled my ambition to pursue a career in writing.’
Entry to the International Playwriting Competition can be made online or via post. For full information visit www.trinitycollege.co.uk/playwriting