Submissions welcome for the 20th Alfred Fagon Award
Deadline: 29 July 2016

Published: Saturday, July 2, 2016 8:41 AM
Alfred Fagon Award
Alfred Fagon Award

Last year’s award for Best New Play of the Year was won by Theresa Ikoko who won £6,000 for her play Girls.


Girls is premiering at this year’s HighTide Festival from 8-18 September followed by a London premiere at Soho Theatre 27 September – 29 October. Girls is a co-production between HighTide, Soho Theatre and Talawa Theatre company.


Criteria for entry are as follows:

The competition is open to any playwright of Caribbean or African descent, resident in the UK, for the best original, new stage play in English.


Alfred Fagon Awards 2015. Theresa Ikoko (c) Richard Hubert Smith Alfred Fagon Awards 2015. Theresa Ikoko (c) Richard Hubert Smith

Plays must be full length. The play does not need to have been produced. However, if it has, only plays produced since August 2015 will be considered. Each submitted play must be accompanied by a CV, confirming the writer's Caribbean and/or African heritage and residency in the UK along with a brief synopsis of the play. (CV must also include your email address and a contact telephone number). Each entrant can submit only one play. A play may also be nominated by a third party with the writer's consent (e.g. via an agent)


Television, radio plays and film scripts will not be considered.
New as well as established writers are encouraged to enter.



Info: Two hard copies of your script should be sent to: Pauline Walker, The Alfred Fagon Award, c/o Talawa Theatre Company, 53-55 East Road, London, N1 6AH. | An electronic copy of the play should also be sent by email to info@alfredfagonaward.co.uk.


Alfred Fagon Awards 2015. Theresa Ikoko & Rufus Norris (c) Richard Hubert Smith Alfred Fagon Awards 2015. Theresa Ikoko & Rufus Norris (c) Richard Hubert Smith

Deadline for all entries: 5pm, Friday, 29 July 2016.
The writer of the winning play will be announced at The Alfred Fagon Award ceremony in November 2016. Further details can be found at the website.


The trustees of The Alfred Fagon Award are:
Yvonne Brewster OBE
James Hogan
Oscar James
Sheelagh Killeen
Mustapha Matura [read interview]
Anton Phillips
Paul Stephenson OBE


Alfred Fagon Awards 2015. Yvonne Brewster & Mark Norfolk (c) Richard Hubert Smith. Alfred Fagon Awards 2015. Yvonne Brewster & Mark Norfolk (c) Richard Hubert Smith

Related links

See all Afridiziak coverage of previous Alfred Fagon Awards




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