Month: August 2016

YEP Young Everyman Playhouse Writers Two-Year Programme (Liverpool, age 18-25)

Young Everyman Playhouse is open for applications to join their two year writers programme. In this programme you will: Learn the fundamentals of playwriting such as character, structure and narrative Work with professional playwrights and theatre practitioners Read and discuss plays as a group Write monologues, short plays and try out ideas Develop a new, full length …

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Opportunities: Our Pick of the Week – Brave New Word accepting short pieces for ‘Break Up Britain’

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: Brave New Word accepting short pieces for ‘Break Up Britain’ Description: Brave New Word brings actors, writers, …

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Page To Stage seeking 10-minute scripts for rehearsed readings (£10 fee if selected)

Page to Stage are inviting writers to submit a NEW 10-minute scripts (or excerpt of a longer script) to be rehearsed by actors and directors, then shared and given feedback by an industry panel. The next Page to Stage is on Wednesday 21 September at The Horse & Stables, London SE1 7RW. What to submit: Scripts should have 2-4 …

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Pursued By A Bear: “I’m trying to write my biog and it sucks”

Pursued By A Bear is our weekly advice column with playwright Adam Taylor.  He’ll tackle your playwriting questions – from practical issues to existential dilemmas – relying on nothing but his bare wits, brute strength, and questionable personal experiences. “I haven’t done loads, at least in my opinion, but more and more I’m doing things where people ask …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 26 August 2016

Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (No deadline). Want to be sure you never miss …

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Autumn 2016 Workshops from London Playwrights’ Blog!

The autumn workshops are here! Whether you’re curious about how to format a script, want to craft killer dialogue, or want to improve your hit rate when sending out shot plays, we’ve got something for you. We’ll also be offering two free workshops as a thank you to all the fantastic writers who submitted scripts …

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Autumn Kick-Off: Two Free Workshops from London Playwrights Blog!

We’ve had brilliant experiences connecting with writers this year through our workshops, blog, script consulting – and most importantly through the Dark Horse Festival that took place this summer during our partnership with London Writers’ Week! As a thank you to all the fantastic writers who sent scripts our way, we’re really excited to be able …

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Intensive Workshop: Writing Compelling Dialogue

How do you write great dialogue? How can you communicate information about our characters without writing ‘on the nose’? What should be left unsaid… Kimberley Andrews leads this intensive two-hour workshop designed to sharpen your dialogue skills! This fun, interactive session consists of practical exercises  which will allow you to tune your ears to natural …

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Your Self-Producing Toolkit: A day-long introduction (LPW Workshop)

Does the idea of self-producing your play leave you feeling confused?  Inexperienced?  Even terrified?  Don’t worry – it’s not as hard as it seems! This day-long workshop will give participants the confidence, practical skills, and troubleshooting insight to successfully produce their own work. Why should I self-produce? While a few lucky writers are fortunate enough to …

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How To Write Short Plays That Win – LPW Workshop

Are you writing and sending out short plays without the success you had hoped? Do you want to take your craft of writing short plays to the next level? During this intensive half-day session, LPB Director & Playwright A.C. Smith will lead a practical workshop in the art of the short play, drawing on her experience of …

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