Verity Bargate Award 2017

Verity Bargate Award 2017

In 2017 the Verity Bargate Award received over 1064 submissions, with the winner receiving £7000 in respect of an exclusive option to produce the winning play at Soho Theatre. From a longlist of 27 plays, Character 7 also chose the winner of the inaugural in conjunction Character 7 Prize, where this writer will be offered the opportunity to develop their storytelling skills for TV drama. The Tony Craze Award honours an exceptional play from the 2016 intake of Writers Lab participants.

Winner of the Verity Bargate Award 2017:
CITYSONG by Dylan Coburn Gray

Verity Bargate Award 2017 Shortlist:
DRIP FEED by Karen Cogan
THE LIFE OF STANCLIFFE RILEY by Frazer Flintham
HEGEMON SPEAK by Titas Halder
ES AND FLO by Jennifer Lunn
ANTLERS by Patrick Russell

Winner of the Character 7 Prize:
SUCKER by Nessah Muthy

Character 7 Shortlist
DEEPA THE SAINT by Sonali Bhattacharyya
THE HOES by Ifeyinwa Frederick

Winner of the Tony Craze Award 2017:
ANTLERS by Patrick Russell

Tony Craze Shortlist
WIND BIT BITTER, BIT BIT BIT HER by Sami Ibrahim
THE HOES by Ifeyinwa Frederick
THE FUNERAL DIRECTOR by Iman Qureshi
SOFT ANIMALS by Holly Robinson

Longlisted for Verity Bargate Award:
BLACK PRIVILEGE by Gabriel Bisset-Smith
BROTHER by Tom Mothersdale
COLLAPSIBLE by Margaret Perry
CUSTODY by Tom Black
ENOUGH by Tom McKay
EVELYN by Tom Ratcliffe
HAND TO MOUTH by Monsay Whitney
HERE I WAS BORN, THERE I DIED by Conor Carroll
HOT FLUSHES by Lucy Bell
ICARUS DROWNING by Sandy Foster
IVY REACH by Duncan Gates
KING BROWN by Laurie Nunn
MERMAIDS by Joanne Sherryden
PEBBLES AND STONES by Jaswinder Blackwell-Pal
PILL HILL by Liam Clarke
STILL BORN by Liam Borrett