Two Brighton based playwrights will receive awards.

Gail Louw will receive the Brighton Fringe Best New Play award for her drama Duwayne, which played at The Old Market in Hove.

The Brighton Fringe Best New Play award is given annually to a playwright who has a play being premiered in the Brighton Fringe Festival.

Duwayne, which was chosen by the judges for its accomplished writing and portrayal of fact as drama, is based on the story of Stephen Lawrence’s friend Duwayne Brooks, who was with Lawrence on the night he was killed.

Tristan Ovington, a member of Brighton Theatre Royal Young Writers, will be given a special Most Promising Playwright award for the play, Twenty to Something, which was praised by the judges for its ambition and potential.

Gail and Tristan were receiving their wards today at The Writers’ Place in Jew Street.

This is the fourth year of the Best New Play Award, organised in conjunction with Brighton Fringe by New Writing South.

New Writing South finds and develops writing talent in Brighton and helps to cultivate new audiences for literature, theatre, poetry and new media.