The award provides a bursary of £10,000 for new theatre writers. The recipients of the bursary will be attached to specific venues or organisations for the next year with the aim of developing at least one full-length play during that time.
Richard Eyre, former Artistic Director of the National Theatre, who chaired the panel deciding the six winners said today:
"I’ve always thought that giving bursaries to writers for them to be attached for a year to theatres is an inventive act of philanthropy. I’ve been chairing this award since 2009 and I have been repeatedly impressed by the quality of the plays. This year has been no exception. I feel sure that these writers will continue to confirm our faith in their talent.”
The other winners are: