Drama Prize call for entries
Submissions are now open for James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2016.
The prize for the best original new play written in English, Scots or Gaelic is organised by the University in association with Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland and the Traverse Theatre.
The winner of the next £10,000 annual award will be announced in August 2016.
Extracts of the shortlisted plays will be performed as rehearsed readings at an award ceremony in Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre, supported by the National Theatre of Scotland.
How to submit
Entries for the 2016 James Tait Black Prize for Drama close on 12 February 2016.
For full details on eligibility and to submit a play for the award, please visit the website below.
Recognising original 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.
The prize is open to any new work by playwrights from any country, and at any stage in their career.
The judging panel includes students and staff from English Literature at the University, representatives from Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland and the Traverse Theatre.