Call For Submissions for 2009 Whiting Award
The Whiting Award, supported by the Peter Wolff Trust, will be hosted by The REP this Autumn and the award is now calling for plays to be submitted for consideration.
This national playwriting award, originally established by the Arts Council in 1965 as the John Whiting Award, gives £6,000 to the writer of a new play that demonstrates an original and distinctive development in dramatic writing. Previous winners include Bryony Lavery, David Edgar, David Greig, Tanika Gupta, Terry Johnson, Joe Penhall, and Tom Stoppard for whom the award was instrumental in launching his writing career.
For this year’s award, eligible plays must have had their first performance between 1 August 2008 and 31 July 2009 and scripts must be sent to Birmingham Repertory Theatre, marked ‘The Peter Wolff Theatre Trust supports the Whiting Award’. The deadline for submissions for this year’s award is 17 August 2009.