RSC launch playwriting competition with Tanika Gupta

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has launched a playwriting competition with British playwright Tanika Gupta.

Gupta’s newest work has been a writing collaboration with the RSC. The Empress, set to have its stage debut in April 2013, was written by the Sugar Mummies author and commissioned and developed by the RSC.

The playwriting competition, in its second year, invites applicants to write a 500-word scene. Gupta has written a line of dialogue which applicants must incorporate into their scene: ‘Finally, you will pay for what you did to me.’

Entries will be judged by Gupta, along with a panel of RSC judges, who will be looking for a fresh new voice, skills in dramatic writing, originality, inventive use of language and rhythm.

The winning entrant will receive an experience day at the RSC. The deadline for entries is 30 November 2012, with the winner of first prize announced by 20 December.

Applicants can submit their work by email (nshepherd@cross.com) or by post (N Shepherd, A.T.Cross Ltd, Unit 14 Windmill Trading Estate, Thistle Road, Luton, LU1 3XJ).

For more information visit www.rsc.org.uk/about-us/updates/write-a-scene-with-tanika-gupta.aspx

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