Matt Grinter's play Orca has been named as the winner of the 2016 Papatango New Writing Prize.
The incisive, unflinching drama beat more than 1000 other entries to scoop the Prize. Matt wins a full production at Southwark Playhouse (tickets on sale here), publication by Nick Hern Books, and a £6000 commission for a second play.
Orca is the sixth Papatango Prize-winning play to be published by NHB, following in the footsteps of:
- 2011: Foxfinder by Dawn King
- 2012: Pack by Louise Monaghan
- 2013: Unscorched by Luke Owen
- 2014: Coolatully by Fiona Doyle
- 2015: Tomcat by James Rushbrooke
The Prize will re-open for entries in early 2017.