Radio Drama UA/UK Playwriting Competition 2018, Ukraine

Radio Drama UA/UK Playwriting Competition 2018, Ukraine

Ukraine 30 Jun 2018
British Council

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Radio Drama UA/UK Playwriting Competition

The competition organized by the National Radio Company of Ukraine and the British Council in partnership with Mystetskyi Arsenal offers a unique opportunity for writers to prove themselves in the genre of radio play. The winning piece will be heard by hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians.

The joint British-Ukrainian competition is designed to promote the development of the radio drama genre in Ukraine. The winning piece will be produced and broadcasted by the National Radio Company of Ukraine in January 2019. The winning author will be rewarded with a prize of 25,000 UAH.


Competition timeline

  • 3 September Announcement of the short-list
  • 24 – 28 September Radio playwriting workshop
  • 13 November Announcement of the winner
  • 26 – 30 November Radio play producer and director training
  • January 2019 - Premier of the winning play on the National Radio Company of Ukraine

Meet the UK partner of the project

Rockhouse's motto is ‘Unexpected and Beautiful Radio’.  Founded in 1998 it’s a bijou supplier to the BBC specializing in one-off documentaries and dramas for UK National Radio and the BBC World Service. They also work with Amazon audible producing sound for long duration audio dramas such as The Jungle Book and The Christmas Carol (with Sir Derek Jacobi) and narrative computer games. http://www.rockethouse.co.uk/   

Frances Byrnes loves creating for the radio and its invisible, intimate world. She began as a BBC Radio Production Trainee in 1988. Since 2005 she’s written drama for Radio 3 and Radio 4, fiction and memoir. She’s dramatized cowboy films and classic novels, and even put ballets on air. 

Matt Thompson is a very experienced radio director and producer. He has directed on location, working with actors on the street, in fields, forests but also in high-end studios. The purpose is the same: to create totally believable realities from the performance of actors and the manipulation of sound.


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