50 special announcements
12 December 2012 ← return to listing
We're getting ready for a very special announcement next week.
50 announcements, actually.
The Traverse Fifty project
kicks off in January 2013, leading a year of celebrations of our
50th anniversary. On Wednesday 19 December, we'll be
letting everybody know who the 50 winning playwrights are.
Our artistic team are busy going over the final plays. We
received a whopping 630 plays from all over the
world in response to a playwriting competition launched in
September. The prize? To work with the Traverse on attachment for
our 50th anniversary year in 2013.
We put a call out for 500 word Plays for
Edinburgh in a bid to find 50 exciting voices to carry us
into our 50th year as a new writing theatre, and
A panel of 12 readers have read 630 scripts, with the
shortlisted plays being read 8 times. That's enough to make your
head spin, and potentially a lot of paper! So we asked that every
play was submitted paperlessly, through an online submissions
manager, and the plays read on Kindles. Not visually
represented by our choice of picture above (Note to
selves, must update image library.)
You'll get to experience the winning plays yourself at the
Traverse on Friday 25 January, where we'll stage
performed readings of all 50 winning Plays for Edinburgh, with our
50 winning playwrights in attendance.
Over the next week, our artistic team will be busily putting the
final touches to the Traverse Fifty. Watch this space for
next week's exciting news.
The Traverse Fifty writers will be announced on Wednesday 19