Sami Ibrahim Announced Winner of Theatre Uncut Political Playwriting Award 2019

Published on Fri 22 Mar 2019

The winner of the inaugural Theatre Uncut Political Playwriting Award has been announced as Sami Ibrahim for his new play two Palestinians go dogging. This winning play will feature as part of the Royal Court Theatre’s upcoming season announcement in a co-production between the Royal Court Theatre and Theatre Uncut.

This is the UK’s first major political playwriting prize in partnership with the Young Vic, Traverse Theatre and Sherman Theatre. Judged by Theatre Uncut Artistic Directors Hannah Price and Emma Callander, as well as Rachel O’Riordan (current Artistic Director, Lyric Hammersmith and former Artistic Director, Sherman Theatre, Cardiff), Nadia Latif (Genesis Fellow and Associate Director at the Young Vic) and Gareth Nicholls (Interim Artistic Director Traverse Theatre), the play was chosen out of 444 entries from across the UK.

Read the full press release here.