Young Playwright’s Award

Launched in autumn 2021, and modelled on our New Writing Prize, our Young Playwright’s Award identifies and celebrates some of the UK’s promising young writers, showcasing their work to a wider audience and supporting them to continue on their playwriting journey.
The Award is open to all young people taking part in our Writing a Monologue programme. Three winning scripts will be selected by a panel of industry professionals at the end of each academic year.

The Award winners will:

Receive feedback on their script from an award-winning playwright or director;
See their monologues performed by professional actors at an online screening for students, their families, teachers, and industry representatives;
Receive theatre books or plays of their choice to the value of £50 from leading performing arts publisher Nick Hern Books.

The Young Playwright's Award is generously supported by Nick Hern Books