ETPEP Playwriting Award 2022: Application deadline30th April

22 April 2022

The ETPEPT Award 2022 is a playwriting prize for new UK playwrights who work or have worked in the theatre industry, run by the Finborough Theatre in association with the Experienced Theatre Practitioners Early Playwriting Trust (ETPEP).

For the 2022 Award, the winner will receive a prize of £8000, a development relationship with the Finborough Theatre including one-to-one dramaturgy with Finborough Theatre Artistic Director and playwright Neil McPherson; a rehearsal workshop with actors and a director to develop the play; and a staged reading performance of the winning play either at the Finborough Theatre, London, or online; and publication by Salamander Street, independent publisher of theatre, performance and live art. There will be ten runner-up prizes of £400 each.

The beauty of the award is that it is open to playwrights who work within other sectors of the arts and entertainment industry. For example, submissions have been received from set and costume designers who have written their debut play. This is not an award for playwrights but for other industry people working in theatre who would like to break into playwriting.

The deadline for the ETPEP Award is Saturday 30th April. More information about the submission process can be found here: