Applications for CRITERION New Writing 2020 are open

Applications are now open for Criterion New Writing 2020 and it’s free to apply and take part.

​How it works: There will be 3 sets of 6 workshops. Each will welcome 6 writers to the stage of the Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly, for a sequence of highly-focused script development sessions, from 12h00 to 14h30 on this calendar:

Winter 2020 – January to March 2020

Spring 2020 – April to June 2020

Summer 2020 – July to September 2020

Actors will be present to read the brand new monologues and scenes on stage in weeks 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Now and then we will welcome industry guests – directors, producers, other writing development professionals and so on.

(Travel expenses of up to £20 per session will be available on presentation of receipts.)

How to apply: please send a single document titled with your name including:

– a writing CV, including two referees

– a short statement of 200-250 words explaining why you would like to take part

by email to

Deadline: 1 November 2019 

Source: @Playwriting_UK

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