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Smithscripts online scripts available to read

Since lockdown started Smithscripts have published over 150 new scripts online – they continue to do so and help keep theatre alive. They have also gathered a number of new writers including; Vivian Lermond, Gary Morgenstein, Doug DeVita, Philip Middleton Williams, Dennis Bush, Christine Foster, John Bray, Arianna Rose, Kenneth N Kurtz, John Busser They will continue to spread the word as much …

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StageLaunch a brand-new website connecting indie/unpublished playwrights

StageLaunch, a brand-new website connecting indie/unpublished playwrights with am dram societies throughout the UK. The idea behind StageLaunch is to promote indie playwrights to amateur societies in the hope that they choose more amateur plays for their future seasons. They believe that all playwrights deserve a fair crack of the whip, not just the published …

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Gemma Arrowsmith is running a short free online sketch comedy writing course

Gemma Arrowsmith, writer on Tracey Ullman’s Show and script editor of Newsjack is running ‘The Crash Course’; a short FREE online sketch comedy writing course aimed at improving diversity in writers’ rooms. The Crash Course consists of four 90 min workshops covering sketch structure, game, escalation, punchlines, writing for TV and radio, writing to a brief, formatting …

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Free dramaturgical support and feedback for all LGBTQ+ writers

The opportunity is for all LGBTQ+ writers. It is run by Bloom Theatre (consisting of Jack Albert Cook & Simon Rupert). Writers should submit their script, a short synopsis & a short bio of themselves. They can apply by emailing us at theatrebloom@gmail.com No entry fee. All info can be found here: https://bloomtheatre.co.uk/opportunities Deadline: Midnight June 30th …

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Free readings and workshops from the Dramatists Guild

The Dramatist Guild have a variety of free readings and workshops. These are all completely free and open for anyone to attend. DG Footlights™ will present a virtual reading of JEMENEYE by J.B. Miller. 10 June 2020, 7pm BST https://www.eventbrite.com/e/united-kingdom-online-dg-footlightstm-tickets-105407261958 2. UNITED KINGDOM ONLINE: Market Your Play, Crafting a Compelling Blurb 16 June 2020, 7pm …

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Part of the Main programme of affordable theatre teach, design and producing workshops

Part of the Grid is Part of the Main’s programme of affordable theatre tech, design and producing workshops. With the theatre industry on pause, they’ve decided to offer affordable Zoom workshops designed to provide artists with opportunities to train and create. They are offering 20 free places across their June workshops for Black artists on …

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Fund-raising New Writing Festival to support Shakespeare’s Globe in June

Fund-raising New Writing Festival to support Shakespeare’s Globe. Each day 4 Plays (3 short 1 Full Length) will be broadcast / performed. The globe is on the verge of collapse financially During this crisis and doesn’t get any help from the government or The national lottery fund in the U.K. This is be a free …

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Drama workshops from Prime Theatre for 9-13s and 14-25s this summer

Prime Theatre have playwrighting and drama workshops for 9-13’s and 14-25’s from 15 June – 28 Aug. These are open to everyone across the UK. Most recently the writing group have been involved in writing for a play with Pitlochry Festival Theatre which is being recorded by professional actors today. Playwrighting sessions are weekly and the perfect …

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Q&A with BAFTA and EMMY winning writer Danny Brocklehurst (11th June)

The BAFTA & Emmy winning Danny Brocklehurst will be joining Actor Awareness to discuss his incredible achievements so far. Danny is a BAFTA and International Emmy winning screenwriter who has written on some of the biggest UK dramas of recent years. Credits include BRASSIC, SHAMELESS, CLOCKING OFF, ORDINARY LIES, THE ACCUSED and many more. Between …

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Part of the Main series of June workshops

Part of the Main has launched its June workshop series, featuring a number of workshops that might interest playwrights. This includes ‘What is Dramaturgy?’ and ‘Making Work Online, and Making Online Work’ led by Jo Tyabji, and a series of workshops led by Aisling Caffrey guiding participants through writing a short play. They’re also offering …

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