Lynne Gagliano Writer's Award: Open Call for Writers Aged 18-25

Published on Fri 28 Jun 2019

The Lynne Gagliano Writer’s Award will support a young writer aged 18 – 25, to undertake a paid writing assignment and create a new piece of work with the Royal Court Theatre.

The recipient of this award will be attached to the Royal Court for a year (40 days between January 2020 and December 2020), be assigned a mentor, receive free theatre tickets and engage with Royal Court Participation projects.

To apply, please submit a 10 page sample of a full length play.

Deadline for submissions is 5pm, Friday 19th July 2019. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview on the 3rd or 10th September 2019 (times TBC).

This award is open to writers of all levels of experience aged 18-25. The Royal Court are specifically looking for writers who perceive that there are barriers to getting their work developed and produced in theatre due to class, disability, education, ethnicity, gender identity, geography or any other barrier.

The ethos of the Lynne Gagliano Writer’s Award is based on the founding principles of Young Court as envisioned by Lynne Gagliano, who was the Head of the Royal Court’s Young Court, and a continuation of her invaluable legacy. In summer 2016 Lynne died suddenly. Having led the Royal Court’s work for and with young people since 2008, her vision placed writing excellence at the heart and her values gave young people the agency necessary, to ensure their voices were heard and their opinions were counted throughout the organisation.

Click here for the submission form.

If you have an questions or concerns regarding this application please contact or call 0207 565 5032

Submissions will be read by the Royal Court Participation & Literary teams and the theatre’s Young Agitators.

To help enable this special opportunity we would be grateful for all contributions of support. To make a gift towards Lynne Gagliano Writers Award, you can donate online by clicking the button at the bottom of this page.

Once you have made your donation online we will contact you to confirm receipt and to ask if we can claim gift aid on your donation. You can also make your gift via cheque or over the phone. To do so, or to ask any questions, please contact Charlotte Cole, Development Manager at / 020 7565 5049.

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