The Bread & Roses Playwriting Award 2018/2019

Monday 5 March 2018

Authors, playwrights & plays - Awards

Submissions for the Bread & Roses Theatre's latest playwriting award are now open until 31 May 2018, with up to 3 winning plays receiving a professional production at the venue.
The Bread and Roses Theatre photographed from the street

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The Bread & Roses Theatre has once again opened its submission window for playwrights to submit their plays for the venue's biennial award.

The Bread & Roses Playwriting Award is a competition for full length theatre plays that have not previously been produced or published and feature at least half of female, non-binary or gender neutral roles.

Up to 3 winning plays will receive a professional production at The Bread & Roses Theatre (and 10% of box office income) as well as publication by The Bread & Roses Theatre (and royalty from all sales).

Submissions for the award are open until 31st May 2018 and can be made here.

The judging process is anonymous and playwrights from across Europe may submit on this occasion.

The winning play of the 2016/2017 award, The Black Eye Club by Phil Charles, was staged last November to great acclaim and two runner-ups have productions in 2018, with The Buzz by Lydia Rynne set for production and publication this coming May.

About the venue

The Bread & Roses Theatre is a 40- to 60-seat innovative and award-winning fringe venue developed since 2012 and officially launched in November 2014, located above The Bread & Roses Pub in Clapham.

Artistic quality, equality and diversity are at the forefront of the theatre's programming, which features visiting companies as well as in-house productions, with a focus on new writing, underrepresented voices and distinctive work.

In every full year of its existence the theatre has been a recipient of the ICWP 50/50 Applause Award and the press has described it as 'one of the most exciting ones amongst the London pub theatres' (RemoteGoat) and 'an extremely ethical organisation' (London Pub Theatres Magazine).


The Bread & Roses Theatre

68 Clapham Manor Street


London SW4 6DZ


Closing date for submissions: 31 May 2018


Playwriting award web page

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