The Hindu Playwright Award invites entries

Entries are invited for The Hindu Playwright Award 2016 for the best new theatre script in English. Writers above 18 years who are Indian citizens or have been residents of India for the last five years can participate.

An entry must be a full-length play (performance time of 50 minutes or more) on any subject of the writer’s choice.

The play must be an original, unpublished and unperformed work in English and must not have been staged in any public space before the announcement of the award.

Applicants can send only one submission per person and submissions made for previous editions of The Hindu MetroPlus Playwright Award (as it was known till 2014) will not be considered. The entry must reach (in print and via email) on or before April 30, 2016.

The shortlist will be released on July 1, 2016 and the winner will be announced during The Hindu Theatre Fest 2016. Employees of Kasturi & Sons Ltd and their close relatives are not eligible to enter the contest.

The submission must not contain any quotations or copyrighted material without permissions having been obtained. Translated works are not eligible. Adaptations of novels and texts are eligible.

Submissions must be printed in double space on single sides of A4 sheets and sent to: The Hindu Playwright Award 2016, Strategy Department, The Hindu, Kasturi Buildings, 859-860, Anna Salai, Chennai 600 002. Entries can be also be sent to

The email id can also be used to seek clarifications.