Martha Loader wins award

Based in Ipswich, Martha Loader is a writer, producer and actor, who has been writing for INK for several years and won the ‘Award for Promising Young Playwright’ presented by Richard Curtis at INK Festival 2019. She is an alumni of the Mercury Playwrights, Soho Writers Lab and HighTide Writers programmes.

We are delighted that she has been awarded The Judges Award for the 2022 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting for her play Bindweed which explores domestic violence from within a community-led perpetrator group programme and its effect on individual lives.

The judges said: “Bindweed is a skilfully crafted, gripping inquiry that attempts to go to the root of violence against women, mapping the many pathways it takes through our society. With an unflinching determination, the writer takes us through the painful realities that continue to plague our communities, refusing to simplify and demanding that attention be paid.”