Entries open today for the Alfred Fagon Award and Mustapha Matura Award and Mentoring Programme

The competition is open to any playwright of Caribbean or African descent, resident in the UK, for the best original, new stage play in English.

Here's a video of the MMA winner Chakira Alin talking about what it meant to win and what she hopes to gain from the mentoring programme

The competition is open to any playwright of Caribbean or African descent, resident in the UK, for the best original, new stage play in English.  Entrants must confirm on their CV that they are of African and Caribbean descent.

Last year’s award for Best New Play of the Year was won by Mojisola Adebayo who won £6,000 for her play Family Tree.

The competition is open to any playwright of Caribbean or African descent, resident in the UK, for the best original, new stage play in English.  Entries are submitted online: https://www.alfredfagonaward.co.uk/awards/2022/

The Alfred Fagon Award is supported by The Peggy Ramsay Foundation

Mustapha Matura Award and Mentoring Programme

Last year’s inaugural award was won by Chakira Alin who won £3,000 with her play HeroesShe is currently on a nine-month mentoring programme with playwright Roy Williams OBE.

The competition supports newly emerging and young black playwrights of Caribbean and African descent up to the age of 25 and is open to any playwright of Caribbean or African descent, resident in the UK, for the best original, new stage play in English.  Entries are submitted online: https://www.alfredfagonaward.co.uk/mustapha-matura-award/mustapha-matura-award-2022/

The Mustapha Matura Award and Mentoring Programme is supported by the Estate of Mustapha Matura, Garrick Charitable Trust, The Henry Kent Trust and many individual donors.

Entries for both competitions close 5 pm on Friday, 29 July 2022. 

Winners will be announced at The Alfred Fagon Award ceremony in November 2022

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