Open Call

Open Call

We are delighted to introduce the ten playwrights chosen via our Open Call to take part in Sphinx 30, our 30th anniversary programme. The chosen writers will join the 15 previously announced writers who have been sponsored by our partner organisations, and five writers nominated by Sphinx Theatre.

We received over 400 submissions of a very high standard and we are pleased to announce the shortlist of 23 applications and the longlist of 34, detailed below.

The ten selected playwrights from the Open Call are:

Tutku Barbaros, Beth Flintoff, Sarah Grochala, Sarah McDonald Hughes, Yolanda Mercy, Guleraana Mir, Julia Pascal, Alli Smith, Kathrine Smith, Polly Wiseman


Amy Baty, Nina Cassells, Sadie Clark, Alex Critoph, Charlotte Cromie, Tolula Dada, Stephanie Dickson, Nicole Joseph, Gemma Lawrence, Natalie McGrath, Phoebe McIntosh, Nina Millns, Louise Monaghan, Shiona Morton, Anjli Mohindra, Caroline Moran, Victoria Morris, Tabitha Mortiboy, JC Niala, Nika Obydzinski, Alice Onwordi, Liz Redwood and Kate Reid


Robyn Addison, Jade Anouka, Alia Bano, Lucy Bell, Katie Berglof, Lauren Carse, Leah Chillery, Lisa Collins, Ruth D’Silva, Mira Dovreni, Georgia Fitch, Annie George, Janice Hallett, Rachael Halliwell, Ella Hardy, Caterina Incisa, Mariama Ives-Moiba, Sara Jewell, Stephanie John, Beth Johnston, Belle Jones, Rebekah King, Roisin Kelly, Gemma Murray, Catherine Newell, Theresa Pine, Kirsty Rider, Aleksandra Rychlicka, Lydia Sabatini, Peyvand Sadeghian, Bebe Sanders, Kit Sinclair, Julie Tsang and Camilla Whitehill


We are pleased to say that five playwrights Sphinx has worked with over the course of our 30 year history will also join the programme : Matilda Ibini, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, Chloe Todd Fordham, April de Angelis and Winsome Pinnock.

We want to thank everyone who applied to Sphinx 30. It has been a very difficult selection process as applications were of a very high standard. We hope all applicants will stay in touch with us and apply for future years of the Lab and we welcome those who will be joining us this year.


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