We are thrilled to announce that this year’s winner of the MTI Stiles + Drewe Mentorship Award is Omar Baroud with his show After Elijah.

Generously supported by Music Theatre International Europe, Omar will receive 12 months of mentorship including a fully-funded writing retreat with us, two panel-led progress labs with MMD peers and industry professionals, and an industry showcase presentation of the show next year.

We’d like to take this opportunity to show our sincere gratitude to MMD, and to all of our judges who helped us narrow down the search - which proved tough this year with a whopping 74 submissions.

Congratulations to all the writers who were finalists in this year’s Award. You made the judging panel's job very difficult, and we are constantly inspired by your talent and hard work.

There’s no doubt that it’s been a tough year for our industry, but at least the future of new musicals is looking bright!

For more information on our Award visit: ​www.stilesanddrewe.com/prize/