In the light of today’s announcement from Brighton Fringe postponing the event to autumn 2020 because of the coronavirus, we wanted to let you know that New Writing South will be postponing the award till the autumn in line with the rescheduled Fringe.If you plan to stage your play at the rescheduled Fringe we would be delighted to receive your submission again when we open the submission window. If you are unable to stage your play at the rescheduled Fringe it will not be possible for the script you have already submitted to be included in the judging process.
New Writing South, in partnership with Brighton Fringe, runs the Best New Play Award. This award is presented to a playwright in recognition of an outstanding, original theatre script produced at Brighton Fringe.
The winner of the New Writing South Best New Play Award receives a cheque for £250 and free registration to next year’s Fringe.
The criteria for entering in 2020 is as follows:
Note: New translations of foreign language scripts will be considered if they meet the criteria above.
Previous Award Winners
Sam Chittenden Clean
Rosy Carrick Passionate Machine
Paul Macauley Bug Camp
Tim Cook Crushed
Richard Fredman bloominauschwitz
Gail Louw Duwayne
Silva Semerciyan Gather Ye Rosebuds
1 April 2019 - 2 June 2019
3 April 2020 12:00 am