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The Painkiller Project monthly playwriting competition (prize £150)

The Painkiller Project is now a monthly playwriting competition with a small £150 prize for each winning play. Two plays will be selected each month and released fortnightly as podcasts (available here). So far our plays have featured Sophie Thompson, Toby Jones, Miriam Margolyes and Owen Teale. Our next submission window will be from Monday 29th June (10am) …

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Online workshop on character arcs (21st May)

An online workshop this Thursday (21st May) on character arcs: from the hero’s journey, to the tragic, flat and absurdist arcs, across drama and comedy! All levels of experience welcome… amateurs to professional writers. It will be a fun and supportive session. Sign up today! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/writing-dynamic-characters-o… Source: PLAYWRITING UK Facebook

ChewBoy Productions Seeking Isolation Inspired Works for online gallery – Quarantine Collective

ChewBoy Productions are now accepting submissions for their final online gallery for the ‘Quarantine Collective’. In light of recent events, they are seeking any creative work that has been created in or is inspired by self isolation and quarantine to help bring creatives together in one place. The aim of the scheme is to run …

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Full Disclosure Theatre now accepting submissions for special PRIDE edition of XPOSED

Full Disclosure Theatre are now accepting submissions for a special PRIDE edition of XPOSED, which will be staged at Southwark Playhouse on Sunday 14th June. The new writing night of short plays has enjoyed sold out audiences and continues to reveal the naked and entertaining truths about queer life. XPOSED will feature a selection of …

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London Lovecraft Playwrighting Competition now open

London Lovecraft Festival 2020 are calling for writers to submit a H.P. Lovecraft inspired play for a staged performance at the Drayton Arms in Kensington between the 19th and 25th April. It can be a comedy, a drama, a heartfelt romance about Shoggoths falling in love, or a creepy work of fiction with Lovecraftian elements …

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Interviewing Playwrights: Emily Garside

In this latest blog series, our Artistic Development Manager, Jane Ryan will be introducing us to some of today’s most exciting playwrights! Jane will be chatting to various writers about themselves, their inspiration, and their latest projects. In this post, she sits down with Emily Garside to find out more about her work… “I believe …

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London Playwrights Event: ‘Play Club: The Selections’

Come along and see the selected Play Club plays, and catch up with other London Playwrights whilst you’re there! Over the year, we’ve been running Play Club, our online book club for plays – and inviting our members to submit a short play to us in response. We’ll be presenting rehearsed readings of the 4 …

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Opportunities – Pick of the Week: BBC Caroline Aherne Bursary

Each week we look through our pile of writing opportunities to pick out one we think is particularly worth your time. It could be an innovative brief, great prize money, a high-profile company, or just plain fun. This week’s pick: BBC Caroline Aherne Bursary Description: BBC Comedy Commissioning in partnership with BBC Writersroom and BBC …

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New members’ resources and updated website!

We’re super excited to let you know that we’ve updated our members’ site and made it easier to use! This is work in progress and we’re currently busy building up our member resource maximise the support we can give you on your playwriting journey! We’d like to thank everyone who has supported us so far …

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Everyman Playhouse accepting submissions for Scratch Studio

On a monthly basis, theatre-makers from across the North West are invited to present short extracts of new work and the audience get a chance to offer their thoughts on how these exciting new ideas might develop. Got something to scratch? Come try out new work in their monthly Scratch Studio session, an opportunity to try …

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