POPCORN WRITING AWARD IN EDINBURGH | Popcorn Group

POPCORN WRITING AWARD IN EDINBURGH

The Popcorn Writing Award is the only award celebrating new writing at the Edinburgh Fringe.

It champions brave and imaginative writing which playfully and artistically questions and addresses current affairs and societal trends and contributes positively to public debate.

Partnering venues include Assembly Festival, Gilded Balloon, Pleasance, Summerhall, Traverse Theatre, Underbelly.

Past Committee members have included: Lena Headey, Wunmi Mosaku, Ruth Wilson, Gonzalo Maza, Michael Longhurst and many others from across film, television, theatre and beyond.



SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR 2022!

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: 10AM, 24TH JUNE 2022


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
All plays submitted will be considered provided they are:

1) A new piece of writing which has not had a significant run before the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe. We are deeming a significant run as no more than 7 performances or a play that was shown online.

2) A play that is being shown at one of the partnering venues: Assembly, Gilded Balloon, Pleasance, The Space,The Space, Summerhall, Traverse & Underbelly

Please send your piece of new writing and a 50 word summary of your play to your respective venue with “Popcorn Writing Award 2022 // Title of Play // Writer’s Name // Venue Associated” in the subject heading

Winners

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2021
THIS IS PARADISE
by Michael John O'Neill

THE CRACKS by Sian Rowland
MY VOICE WAS HEARD BUT IT WAS IGNORED by Nana-Kofi Kufuor
PLEASE, FEEL FREE TO SHARE by Rachel Causer

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2020
ES AND FLO
by Jennifer Lunn

BURN by Chris Thompson
LITTLE MISS BURDEN by Matilda Ibini

Special Mention:
DADDY by Camilla Whitehill

Bryony Kimmings 16x9 2020 committee

2019
I’M A PHOENIX BITCH
by Bryony Kimnings

A WOMB OF ONE’S OWN by Claire Rammelkamp
DROWNING by Jessica Ross

Past committee members

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Francesca Moody

Tony Grisoni

Tony Grisoni

Jessica Malik

Jessica Malik

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Charlotte Colbert

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Anthony Anderson

Natalie Denton

Natalie Denton

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Andreja Pejić

Annabelle Wallis 16x9 2021 committee

Annabelle Wallis

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Inua Ellams

Jonny Woo 16x9 2021 committee

Jonny Woo

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Jennifer Lunn

Art Malik 16x9 2020 Committee

Art Malik

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Noma Dumezweni

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Aurora

Lena Headey

Lena Headey

Gonzalo Maza

Gonzalo Maza

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Carrie Cracknell

Wunmi Mosaku 16x9 2020 Committee

Wunmi Mosaku

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Enda Walsh

Michael Longhurst

Michael Longhurst

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Ruth Wilson

Penny Martin

Penny Martin

Fatima Bhutto 16x9 Committee

Fatima Bhutto

Kerry Fox 16x9 2020 Committee

Kerry Fox

Bryony Kimmings 16x9 2020 committee

Bryony Kimmings

Katie Pennick 16x9 2020 Committee

Katie Pennick

Extracts

ES AND FLO by Jennifer Lunn
Performed by Celia Imrie & Sharon D. Clarke
Directed by Emma Callander

This play was due to be performed at The Travserse Theatre in Edinburgh, August 2020.

BURN by Chris Thompson
Performed by Kit Harington & Tuppence Middleton
Directed by Kate Wasserberg

This play was due to be performed at Assembly Festival in Edinburgh, August 2020.

Daddy by Camilla Whitehill
Performed by Rory Bremner
Directed by Sarah Meadows

Little Miss Burden by Matilda Ibini
Performed by Saida Ahmed, Ani Nelson & Michelle Tiwo
Directed by Debbie Hannan