Supported by the Royal National Theatre Foundation and dministered by Arts Council England, the Meyer-Whitworth Award is intended to help further the careers of UK playwrights who are not yet established. Candidates will have had no more than two of their plays professionally produced.
The award is made to the writer whose play, in the judges' opinion, most nearly satisfies the following description:
1)a play which embodies Geoffrey Whitworth's dictum that "drama is important in so far as it reveals the truth about the relationships of human beings with each other and the world at large";
2)a play which shows promise of a developing new talent;
3)a play in which the writing is of individual quality.
The judges reserve the right to advise that no script meets the required standards of the award and that therefore the award should not be made.
The value of the award is up to £8,000. The award is given by a panel of three judges whose decision is final.
Contact Charles Hart (Charles.Hart@artscouncil.org.uk) for further information or an application form .