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David MacLennan Award 2024 – Longlist Announced

Fri 09th February 2024
David MacLennan Award Longlist

We are thrilled to announce the 30 submissions longlisted for this year’s David MacLennan Award!

A Game of Two HalvesAdam Tucker Deveau
Becoming Jeff BezosAlex Medland
Christina of The IslesGillian Massey
CLASSMichael Monroe
Déjà-YouDouglas Yannaghas
Dine In For TwoPeter McCormick
Eilidh Eilidh EilidhLana Pheutan
Elliot Lays An EggRJ Hunter
Gifting the NooseJoanne Gallagher
GravityKevin P. Gilday
Homo(sapien)Conor O’Dwyer
ImpactIsla Robertson
JellyfishKaty Nixon
Kev Campbell Was HeAlexander Tait
Khab JeetigiSanjay Lago
Memento MoriDorothy Jane Stewart
Na’amah and the BoatEleanor McMahon
Pardon the PitchforkSamuel Edgen
RachelEmery Schaffer
SeahorseSarah Ord
Soft TargetsCharlotte Smith
Stand By Your ManJo Lennie
Struggling to Establish a Connection Please WaitMarnie Russell
That FaceFrancesca Hess
The Ballad O Wullie Walloper & Dickie BawsAlbert Kirk Jr
The Gays Are Trying to Kill MeBrian Evans and Greg Williams
T-RexJoseph Brown
Untitled YouTube PlayEuan Munro
Wooden StoolsAlex Paterson
WrappersRowan Heggie

Congratulations to all the longlisted writers and thank you to everyone who submitted a play for consideration, we were overwhelmed by the quality of the submissions.

The longlisted writers have been asked to write a full draft of their submissions by early June, after which all the plays will be read and a shortlist will be decided. The writers are also invited to a workshop led by acclaimed playwright Douglas Maxwell to help develop their ideas and work towards their full drafts.

About the award: Named in honour of our late founder, The David MacLennan Award aims to uncover new writing talent by providing first time writers with the opportunity to have their work professionally developed and produced, before being presented on stage.

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