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.