The Beckett Theatre Prize

The Valparaiso Foundation has held the Beckett Theatre Prize biennially since 2005, with the 2009 edition being its third running.  The Prize is aimed at unpublished works by theatre writers working in Spanish and awards 6,000 Euros, as well as a trophy for the winner.  Along with these prizes the winning entry is published in the “Beckett” collection and presented to the public in a dramatic reading of the work, performed during the course of the formal presentation of the award.

The 3rd Beckett Theatre Prize 2009

Ninety five works from Spain, Europe, the United States and South America, were entered into the 3rd “Beckett” Theatre Prize held by the VALPARAISO FOUNDATION. “Viruelas” by Carmen Yanguas was the winning entry.

The jury comprised Cristina Santolaria, Fernando Almena, Manuel Canseco and Lukasz Gornicki and was chaired by Carlos Murciano.

The work was published by the VALPARAISO FOUNDATION and presented in a dramatic reading on the 31st of May, 2010 at the International Institute in Madrid.

The 2nd Beckett Theatre Prize 2007

Eighty six works from all over Spain, as well as the United States and South America, were entered into the 2nd “Beckett” Theatre Prize held by the VALPARAISO FOUNDATION. “Fuga Mundi” by Maria del Mar Gomez was the winning entry.

The jury comprised Fernando Almena, Lukasz Gornicki, Carlos Murciano, and Cristina Santolaria and was chaired by Juan Van-Halen. The work was published by the VALPARAISO FOUNDATION and presented in a dramatic reading on the 2nd of June, 2008 at the International Institute in Madrid.

The 1st Beckett Theatre Prize 2005

Seventy works from all over Spain and France were entered into the first competition. The winning entry was “Electra en Oma” by the playwright Pedro Villora.

The jury comprised Fernando Almena, Francisco Diaz de Castro, Lukasz Gornicki and Carlos Murciano and was chaired by Francisco Javier Diez de Revenga. The work was published by the VALPARAISO FOUNDATION and presented in a dramatic reading on the 29th of May, 2006.

 

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