Latest News: 27 April 2010
Voting opens for the Open.Stage playwriting competition on this page from 7.30pm on Friday 7 May and will end at 5pm on Friday 21 May.
You can choose which play to vote for by watching the promotional trailers for each of the productions which have been created in consultation with the writers. The three shortlisted plays are Sea and Land and Sky by Abigail Docherty, Zurich by Rob Drummond, and Plume by J.C.Marshall.
Three mentors, Alison Peebles, Nicola McCartney and Zinnie Harris have been working with each of the writers to develop a finished first draft. Covering such diverse themes as euthanasia, the First World War, and a surreal meeting in a Glasgow hotel room, the public will now take over from a distinguished panel to decide which play will be performed as the Tron’s flagship production in October 2010.
The competition, open to Scots and those living in Scotland, attracted almost 300 proposals with applicants submitting entries from across the country and throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland. A long-list was then drawn up with the final three selected by a panel that included Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director of the National Theatre of Scotland, the playwright David Harrower, the journalists and broadcasters Keith Bruce and Janice Forsyth and the Tron’s Andy Arnold.
The winner will be announced at an event in the Tron’s Victorian bar on Tuesday 1 June.
The voting process will be independently adjudicated by Glasgow Grows Audiences, the audience development agency.