Following receipt of over 95 entries, judges met on Sunday 25 September 2005 to select winners, and a formal announcement was made following A Play, A Pie and A Pint on Monday 26 September 2005.
Winner of 14-18 years group: Andrew Tickell with 'Magnum Opus '
Winner of 18 years and over group: Alan Gilmour with 'The Piano Lesson'
Winners received productions of their plays at Oran Mor, as part of A Play, A Pie and A Pint from 14 - 19 November and 28 November - 3 December 2005 respectively.
Eight runners up across the categories were also selected to receive rehearsed readings of their plays. The following five plays were given public readings over two evenings in the Stalls Studio at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow:
FRIDAY 9 DECEMBER 2005: 7pm
Blythe and Death by Fergus Mitchell
Metrosexual by Sandy Nelson
SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER 2005: 7pm
Byre Dogs by Callum Smith Lawrence
Urban Cowboys by Fiona Connor
Strange Enchantment by Andrew Glasgow
The Playwrights' Studio would like to thank the Citizens Theatre for their generous support of the Orange Playwriting prize.
The competition, called ‘The Orange Play Writing Prize’, was for aspiring playwrights in two age brackets 14-18 year olds and 18+. The main prize for each category was a professional production of winning plays for a week at Oran Mor, Glasgow during the 2005 autumn season of lunchtime plays.
Workshops, led by leading playwrights, to help people understand what makes a successful short play, were held around the country.
|Sat 21 May||Royal Lyceum Theatre||Edinburgh|
|Sun 22 May||Eastgate Arts Centre||Peebles|
|Sat 4 June||Macphail Centre||Ullapool|
|Sun 5 June||Thistle Hotel||Inverness|
|Sat 11 June||Mull Theatre||Mull|
|Sat 18 June||Perth Theatre||Perth|
|Sun 19 June||Oran Mor||Glasgow|
|Sat 25 June||Theatre Royal||Dumfries|
|Sat 2 July||Orkney Arts Studio||Kirkwall|
|Sun 3 July||North Highland College||Thurso|
Playwrights' Studio, Scotland
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Top image :: UNSEX ME HERE by Skye Loneragan as part of Arches Live 2003, Photography: Neil Walker