afshan d’souza-lodhi awarded The Peter Shaffer 2022 Commission

afshan d’souza-lodhi has received the The Peter Shaffer 2022 Commission in conjunction with The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.

The National Theatre has partnered with the Sir Peter Shaffer Charitable Foundation in committing to supporting playwrights  with an initial two-year collaboration. Celebrating the life and career of Sir Peter Shaffer, this partnership will continue his desire to support playwrights as they create larger scale plays.

Awarding a total of 14 commissions over the next two years for playwrights from across the UK, The National will work closely with regional companies and theatres to identify future talent. Of the seven commissions each year, two will be given for plays being developed by the National Theatre and five will be an open call to theatres and companies from across the UK, working in partnership with the National Theatre. All commissions will be for plays with more than three characters.

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