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Last updated: 30 december, 2011 - 15:23 GMT

International Playwriting Competition 2011: Short-list and judges announced

From nearly 1000 scripts received from across the world, we are delighted to confirm that the final 14 plays have been chosen.

These have been sent to our judges and the two winning plays - one from each category - will be announced in August of 2011.

The Judges

  • Dame Eileen Atkins
    Dame Eileen Atkins, legendary star of stage and screen
  • Roy Williams
    Roy Williams OBE, multi award-winning playwright
  • Ayesha Dharker
    Ayesha Dharker, internationally acclaimed Hollywood actress
  • Brendan Griggs
    Brendan Griggs, director of dance & drama British Council
  • Marion Nancarrow
    Marion Nancarrow, executive producer, BBC audio drama
  • Richard Porter
    Richard Porter, acting controller, BBC Global News

The short-listed plays are:

English as a second language:

click The Wild Neighbour and the Willing Coward by Fernanda Affonso De Andre Jaber, China

Horn Signals by Sonja Lazovic, Montenegro

Taped by Marco Aurelio Pinotti Catalao, Brazil

The New Bwana by Samwel Soko Osebe, Kenya

Dear Mother by Atwine Bashir Kenneth, Uganda

Jam by Annie Zaidi, India

The Coup by Stanley Makuwe, New Zealand

Siamese Twin by Agur Schiff, Israel

English as a first language:

The Floating Books by Finegan Kruckemeyer, Australia

click The Navigator by Lasha Bugadze, translated by Maya Kiasashvili, Georgia

The Nature of Captivity by Matthew Paul Olmos, USA

The Bus by Benjamin Kent, Ghana

Twelve Easy Steps by Declan Greene, Australia

The Rosy Sanctuary by Nicholas Popowich, Canada

Thank you to everyone who entered.

click Read more about the final 14 plays


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