A Booker Prize For Theatre?

Playwrights have difficulty getting attention”The Manchester Royal Exchange theatre is hoping to redress that balance with the Bruntwood Playwriting Competition, a national contest to discover and celebrate Britain’s best writers for the theatre. Launching next month, the competition has a prize fund of £45,000 and offers the winner a fully staged production in the Royal Exchange’s 750-capacity main house theatre. A runner-up play will be staged at the theatre’s smaller, 120-seat studio.”