The plays were then developed in another Residency in Cienfuegos and through further work the following year in Matanzas. In March 2004, six Cuban writers came to London to take part in Cuba Real, a week of rehearsed readings presented as part of the International Season. In 2005, a new group of 12 playwrights began its first workshop in Escambray, led by Elyse Dodgson, Tanika Gupta and Indhu Rubasingham, continuing in 2006. The Royal Court has also established a biennial national playwriting prize for unpublished writers under the age of 30, resulting in the publication of a play in both English and Spanish. The prize was won by Ulises Rodriquez Febles in 2004 and Lilian Susel Zaldívar de los Reyes in 2006. In 2008, Norge Espinosa Mendoza began a new play for the Royal Court based on interviews with Cubans from across the country. To date, seven Cuban writers have taken part in the International Residency since the first Cuban participant in 2002. h2. Current work In October 2009, a group of 12 Cuban playwrights began work on a new project, led by Elyse Dodgson and Indhu Rubasingham. Elyse returned in May 2010, accompanied by director, Rfus Norris, to continue this work, and to carry out research into a new, multi-national project.


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