Following the success of the Papatango New Writing Festival 2011 in partnership with the Finborough Theatre which saw unprecedented press acclaim for the sell-out production of the winning play, Dawn King's Foxfinder, the partnership between Papatango and one of London's leading new writing venues, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre, continues.
This year’s competition saw 700 entries from all over the world. The winners are:
In first place is Pack by Louise Monaghan which will receive a four week run at the Finborough Theatre opening Tuesday, 27 November 2012 (Press Night: Thursday, 29 November 2012 at 8.30pm). The script will also be published by Nick Hern Books.
In second place is Everyday Maps for Everyday Use by Tom Morton-Smith which will receive a three week run opening Tuesday, 4 December 2012 (Press Night: Thursday, 6 December 2012 at 6.30pm).
There will also be staged readings of the third and fourth place winners as part of the Festival –Back Home Contemplation by May Sumbwanyambe on Monday, 10 December 2012, andPhotos of You Sleeping by Jane Wainwright on Monday, 17 December 2012.
This year’s winning plays were chosen by a panel of judges that included Howard Davies(Director), Matt Charman (Playwright), Neil McPherson (Artistic Director of the Finborough Theatre – with the exception of one recusal), Francis Grin (Literary Manager at the Finborough Theatre), Con O’Neill (Actor), Tanya Tillett (Knight Hall Agency), Blanche McIntyre (former Leverhulme Bursary Associate Director at The National Theatre Studio and the Finborough Theatre, and director of last year's winning play), and the writer of last year's winning play, Dawn King.
Papatango was founded by Matt Roberts, George Turvey and Sam Donovan in 2007. The company's mission is to find the best and brightest new talent in the UK with an absolute commitment to bring their work to the stage. Since then, Papatango have produced twelve pieces of new writing in such venues as the Tristan Bates Theatre, the Old Red Lion Theatre and the Pleasance London. 2009 saw the launch of their first Papatango New Writing Competition, which each year has gone from strength to strength. www.papatango.co.uk