London Playwrights interview the creators of Rainer at the Arcola

RAINER is the story of a solitary delivery rider and her mental collapse, as she moves from leafy suburbs to luxury flats, invisible to those around her. This new play opens at the Arcola next week. We spoke to writer, Max Wilkinson, and performer, Sorcha Kennedy, who plays Rainer, to find out more about the …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 1 October 2021

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Opportunities – Pick of the Week: Submissions Open for Questors Theatre Festival of New Theatre

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: Submissions Open for Questors Theatre Festival of New Theatre Description: Submissions are still open for …

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13 Months Theatre looking for new work for scratch night

13 Months Theatre are looking for writers to have their work showcased – they want new writing, stand-up, poetry, and all kinds of creativity to feature in their first scratch night on 14 November at 5pm. More details to follow. Venue to be announced. Send work to:  13monthstheatre@gmailcom Deadline: 15 October 2021 Source: Instagram

Bitter Pill Theatre – The Painkiller Project (£250 prize)

The Painkiller Project is a playwriting project that runs every other month from Bitter Pill Theatre with a £250 prize for each winning play. The winning play will be produced and released on The Painkiller Podcast. ​They hope that the repetitive nature of the competition helps to make the project feel collaborative and cyclical – like theatre. So far their plays have …

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BBC Writersroom – The Break: Series 6 – Coventry (paid)

From BBC Writersroom, in their words: The next series of the BBC Three award-nominated series THE BREAK is being produced in Coventry and we want you to write for it. We are looking for stories that we don’t usually hear from Coventry: Contemporary, celebratory, universal, relevant, funny, emotionally powerful or thought-provoking stories that reflect diversity of experience and …

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Fizzy Sherbet – Live or Online? That is the Question: Platforming new writing during a global pandemic – and creating space for voices to be heard

In this latest post by Tamara von Werthern from Fizzy Sherbet, we find out all about their latest project… How was lockdown for you? If you are a playwright, like me, it was probably equally productive and terrifying. Productive because being forced to sit in your bedroom with nothing much for company but your laptop …

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Bloomsbury Publishing: Wole Soyinka in conversation with Emma Dabiri

On Tuesday, 28th September, Africa’s first Nobel Laureate for Literature, Wole Soyinka, will be in conversation with Emma Dabiri at 7.30 pm BST at a virtual event co-hosted by the Southbank Centre and Guardian Live. The event is his only UK appearance and marks the publication of his first novel in 48 years, Chronicles From the Land of the Happiest People on Earth. Find …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 24 September 2021

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