Sphinx Theatre Company is pleased to announce a new award for the playwright who creates the most interesting role for a woman in a new play. This is a scheme designed to create a body of work containing stronger roles for women in contemporary plays.The closing date for entries is 30 September 2006. Full details are on the Sphinx website.
The winning playwright will be awarded £2000 as well as the commissioning fee and the successful play will be presented as part of the Brave New Roles showcase. 5 additional short-listed writers will also have their pieces performed as part of the award's lunchtime showcase. The winning play will be produced in 2007/2008.