Playwright Competition 2018

Playwright Competition
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Submissions now welcome for playwright competition.

The Isle of Man Arts Council are proud to announce the 2018 Playwright competition.

The winner will see their work performed at TheatreFest 19.

The 2017 competition was won by Paul Adam Levy with his play 'An Order of Lunacy' - this period play about mental health and corruption will form part of the Theatrefest18 programme, which takes place at Studio Theatre, Ballakermeen.

This year’s theme will be “Choice” and can be interpreted in any way that the entrant would like.

Previous winners have included:

2016 – Matilda Velevitch with her play “Three Mothers.” This play about three very different women whose lives unexpectedly become intertwined was presented as a documentary style film

2015 – Stephen Harper with his play “Morning Star.” this play about the slave trade and the people behind it was presented in both a theatre setting and in a pub as part of Theatrefest16.

The deadline for this year’s competition will be January 31st 2019.


For more information please contact Martyn Cain, Arts Development Officer for the Isle of Man Arts Council on 694597.


A sponsored body of
The Department of Education, Sport and Culture
Rheynn Ynsee, Spoyrt as Cultoor
Isle of Man Government
Reiltys Ellan Vannin
Isle of man Government
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