The shortlist for the UK’s prestigious biennial Bruntwood Prize for playwrighting has been announced and we are absolutely delighted to see our 2017 Philip Parsons Fellow Emme Hoy included as a shortlisted playwright in the International category with her play Pavlov’s Dogs.

The prize, which has existed since 2005 has launched the careers of a number of playwrights, seeing 24 of the 28 winning productions staged in venues across the UK. 2019 has been the first year that the award has been opened to International applicants through partnerships with theatre companies across the world, including us here at Belvoir. Emme is the only Australian shortlisted in the International category. All entrants to the Bruntwood Prize are judged anonymously by a panel of nine experts assembled by the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.

To be selected for the shortlist is a huge achievement given the Bruntwood Prize’s status as one of the most significant playwrighting awards in the world, and we couldn’t be happier to see Emme’s work recognised in this way.

The winners of the 2019 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, on Monday 4th November 2019.