The Painkiller Project is a playwriting project that runs every other month from Bitter Pill Theatre with a £200 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 been performed by actors including Tamsin Greig, Miriam Margolyes, Toby Jones, Noma Dumezweni, Jason Watkins and Jessica Barden.
- They are looking for short plays. Scripts should be 500 – 1500 words long
- Plays should be written for 1 or 2 actors only
- There is no age limit on entrants
- They are also looking for a short (maximum 50 word) synopsis and the writer’s dream casting
- 1 Play will be selected in each window
How to Apply
Find full information and a submission form on the information page on Bitter Pill’s website
Next window: Monday 5th July (10am) until Thursday 8th July (10pm) 2021
Deadline: 8 July 2021
Source: BBC Writersroom