Playwrights’ Blog was started in 2013 as a resource for emerging playwrights. We aim to bring together the latest opportunities, best resources, and good advice in one place.
In 2015, the team formed London Playwrights’ Workshop Ltd as a non-profit company to help expand this support for writers through workshops, events, and expanded online resources.
If you’ve got a writing opportunity you’d like to share with our readers, let us know!
MEET THE TEAM
The London Playwrights’ Blog is made up of a core team who work together to look after our website, posting new opportunities and original content, as well as doing additional work to broaden our reach across London’s playwriting community. We also have several other additional contributors beyond the core team, who write for us on a semi-regular basis.
A.C. Smith (Alli to friends!) is a scriptwriter and songwriter. She has won awards from the RSC and Soho Theatre, and had work performed at venues including Soho Theatre, RADA, Southwark Playhouse, Theatre503, HighTide Festival, Rose Playhouse Bankside, Pleasance Theatre, The Space, and the Tristan Bates Theatre and was a member of the Bush Theatre’s 2016 Emerging Writers Group. She has worked at RADA as a Playwriting Tutor and as Head of Academic Studies, and as a Development Executive at First Born Films, nurturing new feature film projects. As a lyricist and bookwriter for musical theatre, A.C. was shortlisted for the Kevin Spacey Artists of Choice Awards and has had her songs (written with Bella Barlow) performed at the Globe Theatre and on JemmThree Radio. She and Kimberley founded London Playwrights’ Blog and London Playwrights’ Workshop as resources to help writers bridge the gap between their artistic lives and practical goals. She is excited to be expanding this work into new initiatives to support London writers. Website: www.ac-smith.com
Kimberley is a playwright and dramaturg. She has had work produced at the Birmingham Rep and has developed work with Wolverhampton University, All the Rage Theatre, Luton Culture, and RADA, as well as participating in writers’ programmes at the Manchester Royal Exchange the BBC . She has also written and produced comedy sketch shows on the London Fringe. As a dramaturg, she has worked on short films for BBC ideas, tutored playwriting MA students at RADA, and works as a freelance script consultant. As well as managing the organisational side of London Playwrights’ Workshop, Kimberley focuses on Writer Development, creating content and resources for emerging writers, and leading workshops. Website: kimberleyandrews.info
Emily is a writer, actor and dramaturg. On a placement at Centre College in the United States she specialised in creative writing and directing, before going on to write and perform a short titled, Fembots, at Rose Bruford’s The Rose Theatre in January 2018. After graduating from Rose Bruford College she went on to study Drama Writing at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She was one of the winners of the Popelei Seed Commission 2020, a project on Women in Lockdown, which features an extract from her stage play, Mute. She has a writer membership with The New Works Playhouse and is currently developing work for digital production.
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Adam Taylor is a playwright from Watford. He gained a place on Paines Plough’s Future Perfect 2009 and subsequently had plays performed at Soho Theatre, The Unicorn, North Wall Oxford, the Latitude Festival and Rose Bruford College. Adam has written and performed his own monologues at Watford Palace Theatre, Soho Theatre and the Hen and Chickens. He has written short plays for nabokov’s Present : Tense and Theatre 503. Adam has written two plays under commission from Strode’s College, Egham. He collaborated with Theatre Re to create The Gambler, which was shown at the Pleasance for the duration of the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe and toured to The Roundhouse, The Space, Jackson’s Lane, the RADA Festival and The Cockpit Theatre. Adam also writes and produces his own hip hop as a solo artist under the name CymbalEyes and as one half of the group Versiz with King Cao.