The King's Head Theatre & East 15 Stella Wilkie Debut Award
East 15 Acting School students studying on the 3-year Contemporary Theatre course present two seasons of new plays each year called the Debut Festival. Debut Spring is text based and Debut Summer is devised work. The King's Head Theatre Artistic Director and Associates attend all plays and choose a winner, who is awarded the King's Head Theatre & East 15 Stella Wilkie Debut Award (or Stella, for short).
The winner of the Stella Wilkie Award 2017 was Yvette written by Urielle Klein-Mekongo, directed by Meriel Hinsching
The winner of the Stella Wilkie Award 2016 was Buzz by Fat Rascal Theatre
The winner of the Stella Wilkie Award 2015 was Neo Mothola's SN1 Wilts, directed by Gabrielle Ciambrone. SN1 Wilts will be performed at The New Diorama Theatre, Euston, on Saturday 13 June. More details here.
The winner of the Stella Wilkie Award 2014 was Luke Taylor for his play A*, set in his home town of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
The 2013 winner was Sandpits Avenue. The runner-up was League of St George. Both were performed at the King's Head Theatre in a double-bill on Monday 25 March 2013. Both then performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2013, and transferred to London, opening The Hope Theatre in November 2013.