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Winners announced in Prague Post Playwriting Contest
The inaugural Prague Post Playwriting Contest has been won by American playwright Richard Byrne for his play Burn Your Books set among the alchemists and noblemen of Rudolphine Prague.
The audience prize went to Ian Grody for his play Old Faithful.
Over a hundred plays were entered in this year's competition. Full productions were staged of the final shortlist of three dramas - Burn Your Books by Richard Byrne, Stewie the Stoic by Taso Dirlis and Old Faithful by Ian Grody.
The judging panel consisted of former head of United Artists Norbert Auerbach, translator and script editor Barbara Bray and the Prague Post's own theatre critic Steffen Silvis.
Following the success of this year's competition The Prague Post intends to hold its second playwriting contest in 2008. Keep an eye on The Prague Post's website for details www.praguepost.com.







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The English-speaking community in Prague has few chances to see drama performed in English. But this is just about to change, as The Prague Post - the country's leading English-language newspaper - has decided to encourage English-language theatre in the city, and founded its own festival of short plays.
With a large English-speaking community, it's perhaps surprising that Prague does not have an English-language theatre scene like those that can be found in other major European capitals like Paris and Berlin. Now a new playwriting competition sponsored by The Prague Post could help rectify this situation.




Photogallery:
Burn Your Books
Stewie the Stoic
Old Faithful
Photo: Richard Cermak