Following up on the long list, released on August 1, 2020, the organizers of Arojah Students Playwriting prize (TAPP 2020) has announced the shortlist for the maiden edition of The Arojah Student’s Playwriting Prize (TAPP 2020).
The shortlisted students are :
1. Bayowa Ayomide (University of Toronto): Recyclable Chairs
2. Ojo Joshua Miracle (Obafemi Awolowo University): Justice: A Mirage
3. Ojo Olumide Emmanuel (ABU Zaria): Headless Sacrifice
4. Omowunmi Damilola Osuolale (University of Ibadan): A Tale Told by Idiots
5. Yusuf Abdulkadir (ABU Zaria): The Just Cause
To provide exposure for the shortlisted playwrights, a play reading session would be organized for the shortlisted students on Saturday September 5, 2020; to enable them to engage with the literary community.
This according a statement signed by Paul Liam ,Prize Administrator, will further horn their playwriting skill, the top 30 playwrights from this competition will participate in an online Playwriting Masterclass (Playwriting and Creative Process) with Makinde Adeniran and UK based, Rob Wilson on Saturday September 19
Winners will be announced in October.
This maiden edition of Arojah Students Playwriting prize (TAPP 2020) was adjudicated by the Head of Theatre and Performing Arts, Bayero University, Kano; Ola Ifatimehin, Phd; award winning playwright, literary critic and legal practitioner, Isaac Attah Ogezi and Korean based playwright, scholar and communication consultant, Okeke Izuchukwu Job.
This year’s competition is focused on Transparency, Governance, Anti-Corruption and Culture of Accountability supported by MacArthur Foundation and CITAD,endorsed by the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP)
And powered by Arojah Royal Theatre and the International Centre for Creative and Performing Arts (ICCPA)