Guest Post

Taking matters into her own hands: Tamara von Werthern on putting women’s voices onstage 

After noticing that her plays were getting programed by female producers, playwright Tamara von Werthern wondered if she could help make opportunities for other underrepresented playwrights. In this guest post, she shares her journey into founding Fizzy Sherbet and creating new opportunities for women writers. 2016 was a bit of a shit year in many …

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How to win The National Student Playwriting Awards

In the second of our blogs from London Writers’ Week 2016, Jacqueline Sara Cloake gives us the lowdown on the launch of the National Student Playwriting Awards, and shares the experts’ top tips for writing a well-received script. — The last time I won anything was a colouring competition in The Wimbledon News; my prize a …

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The best writing advice we heard at London Writers’ Week

In the first of a series of posts exploring the most useful highlights of London Writers’ Week, our friend Frida Stavenow asks her peers and fellow festival-goers for the best pieces of writing wisdom they’ve learned this year. — “Be bold,” says Titilola Ige, author of the MA Dramatic Writing Graduation Showcase opening piece Down Hair, when …

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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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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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