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Announcing the
Faber New Play Award

By Faber Editor, 25 April 2022

Faber has made a donation to the New Play Commission Scheme, and will award an additional £5,000 to the best play by an unpublished writer, which – if produced – will also be published.

The Faber New Play Award of £5,000 will be given to the best play written under the WGGB New Play Commission Scheme by an unpublished playwright, judged by a panel of theatre practitioners.

To be eligible for the award, the script must be submitted to Faber by 3 May 2023. As part of the award, the play will be published by Faber & Faber to coincide with its premiere. Full terms and conditions to follow.

Dinah Wood, Editorial Director, Drama, Faber, said:

‘New writing is the lifeblood of Faber’s drama list, which sprang into life with John Osborne’s incendiary Look Back in Anger well over sixty years ago. And so, I’m thrilled that Faber should be part of this inspired scheme. Unpublished playwrights from across the land are eligible for the Faber Prize and I cannot wait to hear what they have to say.’