Scotland: Freedom of Expression Award shortlist announced
Posted: 21 August 2006
Amnesty International has announced the shortlist for the Freedom of Expression Award 2006. Now in its fifth year, this Award celebrates outstanding productions that tackle human rights issues in compelling and innovative ways.
The award acknowledges the importance of the space for progressive social and political change that is created by courageous writers and companies.
The shortlisted productions are:
Amnesty International's Programme Director, Rosemary Burnett said:
'We have had an extremely strong field of nominations this year and have a fantastic shortlist. The diverse nature of the shortlisted plays will make it hard for the judges but is evidence of the wealth of productions at the Fringe this year that are tackling human rights issues.'
The judges for the Freedom of Expression Award 2006 are:
The winner will be announced on Friday 25 August at the Scotsman Fringe Awards Ceremony, Assembly Rooms, George Street, 11am.
The shortlisted productions are playing at the following venues: