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Supplement (4) to Oxford University Gazette No. 4855. Wednesday, 8 October 2008.

Scholarships and Prizes 2008: Art, Drama and Theatre

Theatre Prizes 2008–9

The Board of Management of the Cameron Mackintosh Drama Fund will award a prize of around £100 for the best entry in each of the three categories below. Further details of the prizes are available from The University Drama Officer, Burton Taylor Studio, Gloucester Street, Oxford OX1 2BN (telephone: Oxford 791577, e-mail: drama.officer@admin.ox.ac.uk), to whom entries should be submitted.

Cameron Mackintosh Award for New Writing

The New Writing Competition is open solely to Oxford University Students and aims to uncover the next generation of playwrights. A short-list of four plays will be selected for a week's run at one of Oxford's student theatre venues in the sixth week of Hilary Term each year. The overall winner, as judged by an invited panel of leading theatre practitioners, will then receive the Cameron Mackintosh Award for New Writing. Previous winners of the prize are not eligible to apply. Any student wishing to enter an original piece of theatrical writing should submit a typewritten script marked with the author's name and college by the closing date of the Friday, second week, Michaelmas Term.

Theatre Technician's Prize

The prize will be awarded for the best overall contribution made by a student of the University of Oxford to the technical and backstage aspects of student theatre. Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae and a covering letter explaining why the applicant believes his or her technical contribution has been outstanding. The prize will be judged by the University Drama Officer and the technical staff of the Playhouse, OFS Studio and the Burton Taylor Studio. Previous winners of the prize are not eligible to apply. The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, fifth week, Trinity Term.

Tynan Prize

The prize will be awarded for the best portfolio of theatre reviews by a student whilst at the University of Oxford. Candidates must not have exceeded the twelfth term from their matriculation and previous winners of the prize are not eligible to apply. Each entrant should limit their portfolio to a maximum of five reviews of which at least three should be for student productions, and attach details of their college, name, and term of matriculation. The closing date for the submission of portfolios to the University Drama Officer is the Friday, fifth week, Trinity Term.


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