The Brentwood Prize is ten years old and it's the biggest playwriting competition in the UK. It's awarded prizes to 17 playwrights in that time and the work of these writers has been seen in 28 venues across the country. Playwrights who have been discovered through this process include Phil Porter, Duncan Macmillan, ben Musgrave, Vivienne Franzmann, Fiona Peek, Andrew Sheridan, Alistair McDowall, Janice Okoh, Anna Jordan, Luke Norris, and Chris Urch.
I was very pleased and flattered, then, to be asked to write a short piece for the 2015 Brentwood Prize Award Ceremony programme. The piece is above. Click on the pick for a bigger version.