About the Prize
The Women’s Prize for Playwriting showcases vivid, expansive and exquisitely crafted new plays by female and non-binary writers in the UK and Ireland.
Each year, the Prize seeks out, celebrates and champions the best new work from writers at all levels of experience. We’re interested in plays that rejoice in the depth and range of your imagination, that feast on dramatic possibility and are ambitious on all scales and subjects.
We’ve designed the criteria of the Prize to allow you to write exactly the play you want, unhampered by restrictions or limitations. Whoever you are, and however much or little you’ve written in the past, the Women’s Prize for Playwriting team wants to read your work. Good luck!
The Women’s Prize for Playwriting 2023
leaders in their field
Every year, the final shortlist of scripts is judged by a panel of experts from across theatre, arts and the media, all of whom support the mission of the Women’s Prize for Playwriting.