Archive for July 30th, 2007

Ingmar Bergman Dead

30th July 2007

The BBC reports that Swedish filmmaker and theatrical director, Ingmar Bergman, died today at the age of 89.

His famous 1957 film, The Seventh Seal is on release currently in art-houses around the world in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

Bergman once said in a New York Times interview in 1976:

I write scripts to serve as skeletons awaiting the flesh and sinew of images.

Brian Way Award 2008

30th July 2007

Applications are open for the 2008 Brian Way Award, which was established to celebrate and raise the profile of playwrights who write theatre aimed at young people. The award is granted annually to a writer who has had a children’s play professionally produced in the past year. The value of the Award is £6,000, with a runner-up receiving £1,000.

Submitted plays should be at least forty-five minutes long, suitable for an audience of young people up to the age of 18 years, and have been produced professionally between July 1, 2006 and August 31, 2007. The playwright must either be resident in the UK or the Republic of Ireland, or have a writing association with a theatre company or group based in the UK or Republic of Ireland.

The closing date for submissions is October 31, 2007.