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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Submissions are now open for the James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2015

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Theatre companies and agents are invited to submit scripts to the Department of English Literature by 9 March 2015.

The winner of the £10,000 annual award will be announced in August.

Playwrights Studio Scotland will present extracts of the shortlisted plays as a reading, supported by National Theatre Scotland, at The Traverse Theatre during the August festivals in Edinburgh.

Eligible plays are those over sixty minutes in playing time, originally written in English (including all standard and non-standard varieties) Scots or Gaelic, first produced between 1 January and 31 December 2014, and performed by a professional company for more than six performances.

A typed copy of the script must be sent by post and email with details of the first production, which should include venue, company and date. Where possible, proof of production should be sent such as a flyer, review etc.

The submissions must come from the producing company or the agent of the playwright.

The playwright must have been commissioned formally by a professional organisation using a contract recognised by an industry regulator within the country of production (e.g. in the UK, the Theatrical Management Association (TMA), Equity, Independent Theatre Council (ITC) or Federation of Scottish Theatre).

The production must have had a full production by a professional company using professionally contracted personnel.

Theatre companies and agents are invited to submit scripts by 9 March 2015.

Two copies must be submitted: one digital copy and one hard copy, along with a completed submission form.

Submissions should be sent to Natalie Carthy in the Department of English Literature.
James Tait Black Drama Submission Form (Word 39Kb)

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