POP Drama 2016 shortlist announced
The Creative Europe Playwriting Award for POP Drama has announced the shortlisted plays for each of the participating countries:
- UK: Going Home by Miha Mazzini
- Romania: Clatite (Norocos de la nastere) by Radu Popescu
- Italy: Donna di cuori by Gianni Spezzano
- Spain: Hécate y la Frontera by Samuel Pinazo
The final winner's play will be published in four languages and performed as a reading in each of the partner country’s capital cities, with potential support for it to be transformed into a full production.
The English language staged readings of the winners from each country will be taking place at the Arena Theatre on the 7, 14, 21 and 28 November 2016. Voting for the final winner will be conducted on each night.
This pan-European competition is part of a Creative Europe-supported Cooperation Project and is in partnership with the Centro Diego Fabbri in Italy, Universitatea de Arte Din Târgu-Mureș in Romania and Fundacion CajaGranada in Spain, and the University of Wolverhampton in the UK.
Of the UK submissions, Big Girl / Small Fish by Hughie Travers was awarded second place by the judging panel, while Psychos, Inc. by Vanessa Lee was given third place.
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14 Aug 2016