Inspiration

COMMON GROUND: Career Progression as a Working-Class Artist in Leeds

West Yorkshire Playhouse is delighted to be working with COMMON, an arts organisation which exists to support the UK theatre industry in achieving greater socio-economic diversity, and help working-class artists build sustainable careers in theatre, to deliver their COMMON GROUND initiative. COMMON GROUND is an inclusive, supportive discussion exclusively aimed at artists based in Leeds …

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LPW – new members content for Spring/ Summer!

We’re thrilled to announce some exciting new content coming up for our members this Spring & Summer… The Re-drafting Toolkit Following on from the success of #WrAP2018, where a whopping 150 of you signed up to write a play in January, we figured it was high time to give you some killer resources to get …

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LPW Online Book club – join us!

The LPW Online Book Club is our latest initiative, exclusive for our members. Not a member yet? Well, if you want a jump start for your writing for the price of a cup of coffee, what are you waiting for? Sign up here today! (Want more reasons to join and a bit more info? Read this). More …

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Are women writers making themselves invisible?

For Women’s Equality Day, LPB is re-running this post from last year’s Dark Horse Festival, which was our most shared post of 2016.   After the post went live, we saw a huge uptick in submissions from female writers. In fact, we ended the submission period with roughly equal submissions from male and female writers. …

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Free writing workshop with Papatango winner Dawn King

Dawn King, winner of the 2011 Papatango New Writing Prize for Foxfinder, which was one of The Independent’s Top 5 Plays of the Year,  is to provide a free playwriting workshop at Ovalhouse. It will cover topics including writing exercises, dramaturgy, exploratory writing, story structure, dialogue, and redrafting. Dates: Saturday 13 May 2017 and 27 May. The second …

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Free tickets to book launch/showcase of Student Guide to Writing competition winners

The Bush Theatre, MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins, Writers at Work Productions and Oberon Books have announced the book launch and showcase of the winning student and emerging writers’ work from “The Student Guide to Writing: Playwriting” competition. The book launch and showcase of winning work will take place …

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UK-wide workshops and talks to get you ready for Verity Bargate Award (Free-£30)

The Verity Bargate Award, one of the biggest UK playwriting competitions, is holding a series of workshops around the country with leading playwrights to share their top tips as you get your play ready to enter the contest. Workshops in London: £30 workshops at the Soho Theatre run from 15 April 15-15 June 2017. To book …

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Get inspired with Royal Court’s playwrights podcast

Gets inspired by the Royal Court’s Playwrights’ Podcasts which come to an end in February 2017. Playwright Simon Stevens has been talking to 12  of our most important playwrights about their careers, lives and ambitions since December. He said:  “I have had conversations with some of the most exciting playwrights in the country. It has been a real honour. …

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Taking matters into her own hands: Tamara von Werthern on putting women’s voices onstage 

After noticing that her plays were getting programed by female producers, playwright Tamara von Werthern wondered if she could help make opportunities for other underrepresented playwrights. In this guest post, she shares her journey into founding Fizzy Sherbet and creating new opportunities for women writers. 2016 was a bit of a shit year in many …

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Get inspired by the Royal Court’s podcasts with top playwrights

Gets inspired by the Royal Court’s Playwrights’ Podcasts over Christmas and into the new year. You can hear Dennis Kelly and Joe Penhall on Friday 23 December,  Polly Stenham on Friday 30 December and  David Hare on Friday 6 January 2017. Playwright Simon Stevens talks to 12  of them  about their careers, lives and ambitions: “I have had conversations with some …

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