The James Tait Black Prize for Drama

University of Edinburgh; National Theatre of Scotland; Traverse Theatre | Deadline: February 7, 2014

Good things when short, are twice as good Gracian

A £10,000 prize for an original new play.

Submissions are now open for the James Tait Black Prize for Drama 2014.

The James Tait Black Prizes are Britain’s oldest literary awards and were extended to include drama for the first time last year. 

The £10,000 award for the best original new play written in English, Scots or Gaelic is organised by the University of Edinburgh in partnership with the National Theatre of Scotland and in association with the Traverse Theatre.

Judges will award the accolade to a play which displays an original voice in theatre and one that they feel has made a significant and unique contribution to the art form.

The prize, which launched for the first time last year, is open to any new work by playwrights from any country, and at any stage in their career.

The judges will include students and staff of the University’s School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures and representatives from the National Theatre of Scotland and The Traverse Theatre.

Submission Deadline:

Theatre companies and agents are invited to submit scripts to the Department of English Literature by 7 February 2014.

For more details and find out how to submit visit the University Website.


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