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London Playwrights Workshop is looking for an Intern!

Interested in learning about blogging and supporting playwrights? We want to hear from you! London Playwrights Workshop is seeking an intern to support the work of London Playwrights Blog. The post is ideally suited to an emerging writer interested in learning about blogging and getting involved with a non-profit company during its start-up stage. About …

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Summer Workshops from London Playwrights Blog

This summer we’re going to have our hands full working on the Dark Horse Festival.  However, we’ve still planned some exciting offerings for writings looking to expand their skillets, or find some creative stimulation! And as always, you keep an eye on on our Workshops listings to stay completely up to date with the latest offerings from London Playwrights …

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LPW Play Development Workshop – Summer 2016

Looking for a supportive, rigorous environment to develop your new play? LPW’s summer Play Development Workshop is a seven-week course that will support writers in developing a play project, providing supportive critique in a weekly group setting. Workshop structure Each week, the participants will bring in a selection of writing of up to five pages …

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London Playwrights Workshop seeking scripts for Dark Horse Festival

London Playwrights Blog is putting out a call for scripts! The Dark Horse Script Festival will take place as part of London Writers’ Week 2016 this July.  It will be organised by London Playwrights Workshop, the non-profit company that manages LPB. We’re now looking for writers to work with on the Festival, and are opening …

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What to do when you win: Sarah Hamilton shares her experience of putting on her first full-length production

So you’ve won your first playwriting competition. Brilliant. Now what? In this guest post, new writer Sarah Tejal Hamilton shares her experience of winning her first short play competition and the challenge of putting on a full-length work. Last October I won London Horror Festival’s playwriting competition, a 10-minute piece called Chew, which was judged …

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Spring Workshops from London Playwrights’ Blog

We’re very happy to announce we’ll be offering a range of new courses to support writers in Spring 2016, ranging from one-off workshops to term-long courses, and catering to writers at a variety of levels. Do keep an eye on on our Workshops listings, as we may add new courses for later in the spring. Please …

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Introducing the London Playwrights’ Workshop

Since we set up the London Playwrights’ Blog in early 2013, we’ve been overwhelmed by the fantastic response we’d have from all of our play-writing readers.  In the past two and a half years, we’ve truly loved getting to connect with all of you emerging writers, and have seen firsthand the amazing, vibrant community of …

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How to produce your own work – part 5: casting

In the fifth post in her series on producing your own show, Kimberley Andrews sheds some light on casting: how do you go about finding actors? What should you expect from them? What are the pitfalls of asking people to work for free? Firstly, lets assume you and your director have agreed you’ll have some …

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Meeting the deadline from hell: How I wrote a play in three weeks while on holiday with a toddler

In this guest post – an example of how committed writers can make the most of challenging circumstances – Tamara von Werthern explains how she managed to complete a play on a tight deadline on a family holiday. I put the phone down with a mixture of elation and dread. The good news was that the Arcola …

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Your Guide to Playwriting Competitions in 2015

Competitions can be a great way to break into the industry as an emerging writer.  Making a shortlist or winning a competition can be a huge step up in a writer’s career.  And, most importantly, a competition deadline can be great motivation to write, regardless of the outcome. 2015 is a big year for playwriting …

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