UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH IN ASSOCIATION WITH PLAYWRIGHTS’ STUDIO, SCOTLAND AND TRAVERSE THEATRE
Join today’s most innovative playwrights for an afternoon of performed readings and interviews with presenter Shereen Nanjiani.
The James Tait Black Prize for Drama celebrates ground-breaking drama produced worldwide in the last year. The £10,000 prize is awarded to the play that most clearly demonstrates an original voice and makes a significant contribution to the art form.
During the ceremony, extracts from the shortlisted plays will be performed and thought-provoking discussions held with the playwrights about their work before the winner of the esteemed prize is revealed.
Previous winners: Lions and Tigers by Tanika Gupta; Cyprus Avenue by David Ireland; Iphigenia In Splott by Gary Owen; Tomorrow Come Today by Gordon Dahlquist; Cannibals by Rory Mullarkey; and The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning by Tim Price.
The James Tait Black Prizes are part of Britain’s oldest book prizes – which were founded in 1919 – and awarded by the oldest centre for English Literature in the world at the University of Edinburgh.
Venue: Traverse 2
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Age Guide: 16+
Strictly no latecomers.
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