Ghost Boy wins Brian Way award

Ghost Boy wins Brian Way award

Last night, Keith Saha won Theatre Centre (TC) Brian Way Award 2011 for his play Ghost Boy commissioned by 20 Stories High, Liverpool. Last year’s winner Laurence Wilson presented him with a cheque for £6,000 at the Shoreditch Town Hall, London where the ceremony took place.

This Award celebrates best new play for young people in the UK. This year, an unprecedented number of plays competed for the prize. The winner was selected by a panel of five guest judges: Chris Taylor (Director of New Writing South), Laurence Wilson (winner of TC Brian Way Award 2010), Rachel De-Lahay (writer and winner of Alfred Fagon Award 2010), Susan Elkin (Education & Training Editor at The Stage) and Tony Clark (writer/director).

Keith currently Co-Artistic Director of 20 Stories High, Liverpool accepting the award said:
“Thank you to Theatre Centre for my journey as an artist and a writer. I don’t think I could have gone as far as I have without Theatre Centre. We used to discuss what is to be writing for young people, what it means, what’s the difference between writing for young people and writing for adults and the one thing that came out of these conversations was ‘hope’. You can go to as many dark places as you want to be there always has to be a glimmer of hope.”