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The 19th Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing

6 - 8 October 2022
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The 19th International Kenneth Branagh Writing Award for New Drama Writing

Amateur playwrights worldwide are invited to submit a 30-minute one act play. This year we received 190 scripts from 23 countries. The three winning scripts were selected by our judges and will be transformed into fully staged plays performed at The Old Court, over three evenings. The plays have already been judged purely on the writing before being staged. One of the three scripts will be chosen as the overall winner and awarded the £500 prize at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday.

The Judges for 2022 - Andrew C. Wadworth and Joan Lane

The finalists are: 

The Exhibit by Euan Mumford

Black Forest by Valerie O’Connor

Person of Interest by Michael Pearcy

"I am delighted to sponsor this writing award and to be a small part of the Windsor Fringe initiative that supports new writers. Without a good play or script, the best actors and directors in the world cannot hope to produce good work and I welcome the encouragement that this award offers to writers, both local and international."
Kenneth Branagh






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