Trestle wins Papatango New Writing Prize 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The winner of the Papatango New Writing Prize 2017 was announced today (28 June), with Trestle by Stewart Pringle beating over 1000 other submissions to claim the award.

A tender but truthful exploration of love and ageing, Trestle asks how we choose to live in the face of soaring life expectancies. The play will receive a full production in November at Southwark Playhouse, London, and the script will be published by NHB. Stewart Pringle also wins a £6000 commission and full developmental support for his next play.

Also announced today was an upcoming premiere for new play Hanna by Sam Potter, Papatango's 2015 Resident Playwright. A funny, heartfelt and compelling look at family, racial identity, economic privilege, and the lottery of birth, Hanna opens at the Arcola Theatre, London, in January 2018, before embarking on a UK tour.

Finally, NHB and Papatango are excited to reveal Being a Playwright, the essential career guide for aspiring writers looking to work in theatre, published September 2018. 

Written by Chris Foxon and George Turvey, Papatango's Producer and Artistic Director respectively, the book offers transparent and honest advice into the business side of building a playwriting career. Whether you're an aspiring writer wondering how to break into the industry, or a working playwright looking to land bigger commissions, this is your insider road map to navigating the world of professional theatre.

Being a Playwright is published as a £12.99 paperback on 20 September 2018, and is available to pre-order now.

Trestle wins Papatango New Writing Prize 2017
  • Trestle
  • Hanna