Funding Opportunity

Theatre Uncut Political Playwriting Award #2

Theatre Uncut are accepting submissions for The Political Playwriting Award #2. The award winner receives £9,500. They are looking for plays that ask provocative questions about the individual's relationship with society.

They are looking for new voices that haven’t yet had many opportunities to have their work produced by a professional company or venue. They are accepting plays from writers who have had no more than two original plays presented as professional full production runs (runs longer than 3 weeks) excluding pantomimes and adaptations.

By accepting the award the playwright will agree to exclusively option the play to Theatre Uncut, the Lyric Belfast, the Sherman Theatre, the Traverse Theatre, the Young Vic and the Traverse Theatre for a period of 18 months from the date of the award announcement.

The submitted play must not have received professional public production of any kind (public readings not included).