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New Twist for Oldest Awards

Britain’s oldest literary awards, the James Tait Black Prizes, are to include a new category for drama.

The £10,000 prize, backed by the University of Edinburgh and National Theatre of Scotland will be awarded to the best new play written in English, Scots or Gaelic.

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The prize is open to any new work by playwrights from any country, and at any stage in their career.

An original voice in theatre

Judges will award the accolade to a play which displays an original voice in theatre and one that they feel has made a significant and unique contribution to the art form.

Submissions can be made until the deadline of 28 February 2013.

The winning production will be performed by NTS at the Traverse Theatre during the Festivals in August.

For full details on this exciting opportunity, please visit:

James Tait Black Drama Prize