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Theatre Uncut and Young Vic launch UK’s first major political playwriting award

Theatre Uncut has launched the UK’s first major political playwriting prize in partnership with the Young Vic in London. Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre and the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff are also partners to the award, which aims to find the next generation of political playwrights. What you get: the writer of the winning play will receive £9,500 …

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WGGB launches FREE Musical Theatre Kit

The WGGB has launched a free resource on musical theatre. The Musical Theatre Kit covers creation, development and production and signposts the places where detailed information can be found about each aspect of the process. The Kit explores how musical theatre is a collaborative art-form. It recognises that the material is created by a combination of …

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Sparks – HighTide’s new script submission process

Sparks is HighTide’s new script submission process. Here’s how it works: “We want to get better at keeping writers in the loop with our reading process. We’re a small team and the volume of submissions we get through our open call-out make it hard for us to respond individually and quickly to writers. We realise …

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University Women in the Arts’ International Women’s Day Event at the Royal Court Theatre

University Women In the Arts, the one off mentoring scheme to improve the transition for women from studying the arts to working in the arts, has announced its International Women’s Day event for 2018. The event will focus on and respond to the recent discussions on abuse, bullying and harassment in the arts, focusing particularly …

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Play Amnesty: Glasgow Women’s Library call for donations of plays written by women

Glasgow Women’s Library and Stellar Quines have launched a Play Amnesty to showcase female playwriting talent. The Play Amnesty is a call out for plays written by women which can be put on a drama shelf  to be unveiled on the 8 March to mark International Women’s Day. Glasgow Women’s Library and Stellar Quines say: “As we both …

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Orton – a new online resource for writers

Orton is a new online resource that enables writers to develop their work within a community environment. It allows work to be shared and discussed and invites fellow-writers (and readers) to suggest edits, comment on what’s working and give critical feedback on a completed draft or snippet of material. It’s completely free to use and …

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Help us to reach our fundraising target!

As you know, we’re running The Dark Horse Festival next week as part of London Writers’ Week. The festival showcases the best unproduced scripts in London and shows the wide range of London’s playwriting talent. We’re running a fundraising campaign to make sure the festival is as successful as it can possibly be! We’re a non-profit organisation …

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Winner of Kenneth Branagh Award announced – and call for directors!

Three winners of the Windsor Fringe’s Kenneth Branagh Drama Award for New Writing, 2016, have been announced! Congratulations go to Jacky Daly for ‘The Space Between’, David Hendon for ‘Eyes to the Wind’ and Eleanor Clare for ‘Jameson & Son. Funeral Services Since 1888’. Organisers said judges were impressed with the high standard of writing …

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University Women in the Arts announces first public event & partnership with Oberon

UNIVERSITY WOMEN IN THE ARTS ANNOUNCES FIRST PUBLIC EVENT AND NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH OBERON BOOKS University Women in the Arts, the new scheme for female students studying arts subjects at Universities across the UK, has announced its first public event. This will be an In Conversation event with Kate Rowland, founder of BBC Writersroom, the …

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