Triple prizewinners via QR codes

Updated: Nov 15


Nkenna Akunna, Tom Powell and Tajinder Singh Hayer - 2021 Papatango writing prizewinners
Nkenna Akunna, Tom Powell and Tajinder Singh Hayer - 2021 Papatango writing prizewinners

The three winning plays of the thirteenth Papatango New Writing Prize will be available to listen to, free of charge, at Theatre Clwyd (November 2-6).

Papatango is an organisation that champions the next generation of playwrights, especially those who might otherwise lack ways to get into theatre.

In partnership with English Touring Theatre, the audio productions will play if you use your phone to scan QR codes placed around the building and listen on headphones. Copies of the scripts, including braille translations, will also be available.

The three winning productions – chosen from more than 1,400 submitted from across the UK – are:

Some Of Us Exist In The Future by Nkenna Akunna. Chiamaka is new to all this. Fresh off the plane from the UK, she's new to Brooklyn and its extremes. She's new to queer dating, to the realities of being an immigrant. Most of all, she's new to the voices of the gods. Some Of Us Exist In The Future follows one woman’s journey to finding her place in a world that’s not all it seems.

Silence and The Noise by Tom Powell. Every teenager knows what it’s like to be stuck between things: childhood and maturity, innocence and experience, hope for the future and uncertainty about what that will be. But Daize is torn between even greater challenges: her love for her vulnerable mother and her dangerous friendship with Ant. An outsider with knockout trainers, Ant has just appeared on her doorstep, bringing with him a whole world of trouble.

Ghost Stories from an Old Country by Tajinder Singh Hayer. Dalvir has always told a good ghost story – properly unsettling, dark tales to send a chill right through his younger brother Amar. But now Dalvir’s almost a ghost himself, cloistered and secretive. Amar desperately wants to reconnect with the only family he has left, but can he unravel Dalvir’s stories to find a way back to his brother?


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