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Q&A with Roy Alexander Weise on Thursday 28th May 2020

Joining in for a Q&A on Thursday 28th May 2020 at The Breakfast Club with Joint Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange Theatre, Roy Alexander Weise MBE. Roy Alexander Weise is the 19th annual winner of the James Menzies-Kitchin Award and directed his critically acclaimed, sell out production of THE MOUNTAINTOP by Katori Hall at …

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5 scholarships available to study an MA in writing for T.V.

Are you interested in a career writing fiction for the television industry? There are five scholarships available to study a Masters for FREE at Glasgow Caledonian University including one for a Gaelic speaker. These scholarships are supported by industry partners including: Warner Bros BBC Scotland MG Alba (open to Gaelic speaking candidates) Larkhall Films David McLennan Find …

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Chalk Musical Theatre Dramaturgy is a new script-reading service for musicals

Chalk Musical Theatre Dramaturgy is a new script-reading service for musicals. They want to make sure services are open and accessible to everyone, so they are accepting submissions from writers of all levels for pay-what-you-can feedback on new projects. Please take a look at their website for more information: https://www.chalkdramaturgy.com/ Deadline: ongoing Source: Direct Contact

The Goats Theatre Company presents new short plays and poems in their podcast

The Goats Theatre Company presents podcast Play The Goat : Podcast Edition featuring new short plays and poems. Their latest play, Retha’s First March by Rex McGregor sees a young teacher, Retha, experiencing her first Black Lives Matter protest, and she is galvanized to take further action against racism. But how can she do the …

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Every week Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival showcasing a film of performance

Every week, for one week only, Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival are showcasing a film of a theatre show from a previous SMHAF, with brand new programme notes. To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, from 18-24 May they are delighted to bring you Electrolyte by Wildcard Theatre, winner of the Mental Health Fringe Award in …

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Playwrights Workshop Montreal weekly Friday writing exercises

Every Monday and Friday at 10:15 AM ET or 3:15 PM BST, this Canadian dramaturg leads 15-minutes of timed writing exercises (30 sec to 5 min per prompt) to help you develop your script. It’s been ongoing for 6 weeks, and all segments are available on the Playwrights Workshop Montreal YouTube channel. Catch the next …

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300 Thoughts for Theatremakers by Russell Lucas

Russell Lucas has challenged himself to interview 300 theatremakers over the next couple of years and has created a brand new theatre channel in order to record the study of these different paths artists take into performance making. The interviews, or ‘thoughts’ seek to unpack, share and ultimately make sense of people’s different perspectives and …

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Weekly video tutorials on writing up until National Writing Day (24th June)

Each week National Writing Day will be sharing a video tutorial and highlighting some resources from their partners. Look out for new tutorials each week between now and National Writing Day on 24th June. Happy writing! This week their free weekly tutorial sees Hull-based poet and playwright Vicky Foster lead us through an exercise all about …

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Tamasha Theatre Company hosting three-hour online workshop (via Zoom)

Tamasha Theatre Company is hosting a three-hour online workshop (via Zoom) for beginners with the aim to introduce some basic principles of dramatic storytelling, and demystify some key terms. What is the difference between Story, Plot and Narrative? Or between Objective and Motivation? Why is character Action important and how is it built up to generate …

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James McDermott – writer for hire selling zoom playwriting classes and script reports

James McDermott is offering several services to raise funds during lockdown! Such as Zoom playwriting/poetry writing classes, script reports, unique poem/monologue/scene writing especially for you. DM him on twitter for details and to discuss a fee. https://t.co/boO44LSdP3 (https://twitter.com/jamesliammcd/status/1259015085634265090?s=03) He is also selling signed copies of his plays RUBBER RING and TIME & TIDE here.  Source: …

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