The Fifth Beeta Playwright Competition has a deadline for all entries for July 16th, 2022
With the theme ”Our Stories Our Voices”, this edition of the competition calls for entries from indigenous playwrights between the ages of 18-40 who an esteemed panel of judges — made up of award-winning Playwright and Professor of the Arts, Ahmed Yerima as Chairman, Director and Producer, Kenneth Uphopho, Publisher, Ibiso Graham-Douglas, Writer and Producer, Ayo Jaiyesimi, Culture/Film Journalist and Arts Administrator, Shaibu Husseini and Veteran Actress and Producer, Ego Boyo.
Past winners have included Paul Ugbede’s ‘Our Son, the Minister‘; Abdul Qudus-Ibrahim ‘Jagagba‘ Achalugo Chioma Ezekobe’s ‘Daughters of the East‘ and Temilolu Fosudo’s “Black Dust” , all playwrights who have all gone on to experience enormous successes.
Ten finalists will be treated to a writing camp, from whence a winner, who stands to win prizes worth up to One Million Naira, Five hundred thousand naira and a publishing deal with PaperWorth Books and their play produced by BUAF and will be part of the nationwide University Campus Outreach, will emerge at the grand finale.
For the Beeta Playwright Competition’s fifth edition, BUAF partners once again with Union Bank, Paperworth Book, Olajide & Oyewole LLP, and other partners include MTN Foundation, Chairborne Global Services , Megaletrics.
All entries should be submitted to www.beetauniversal.org (Terms and Conditions Apply).
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