Inspiration

Submission open for Box of Tricks Theatre – Pen Pals

Box of Tricks Theatre Company have opened a new submission window for Northern playwrights for Cohort 4 of their ever-popular Pen Pals writer exchange programme. Six pairs of playwrights will be matched to connect, share ideas and develop their craft. During a six month exchange beginning in February 2022, each Pen Pal will develop a …

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The Literary Series: Interviews with Literary Managers, Dramaturgs and New Work Associates – Episode 4: Suzanne Bell from the Royal Exchange

What happens when you submit your script to a Literary Department? What does a Literary Manager do? What’s the difference between a New Work Associate and a Dramaturg?  In this brand new video series from London Playwrights, Kimberley Andrews interviews Literary Managers, Dramaturgs and New Work Associates from theatres across the UK to find out …

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Webinar – Writing Well with Illness or Disability, Story Machine

If you are a writer who wants to develop their craft and you live with illness, disability, or a chronic or life-limiting condition, this is the workshop for you. Join author Sandra Jensen for this two-hour workshop and explore how you can write well no matter what constraints life imposes upon you, or how little …

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Free script-reading service from Talawa Theatre Company

Talawa’s free Script Reading Service provides feedback and support to emerging Black writers across the UK, so this is an opportunity to get your script read! How it works: Send them your script before the deadline (the script submission window closes on 15th December 2021) They’ll confirm that they have received your script Your script …

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The Literary Series: Interviews with Literary Managers, Dramaturgs and New Work Associates – Episode 2: Jackie Crichton from the Royal Lyceum

What happens when you submit your script to a Literary Department? What does a Literary Manager do? What’s the difference between a New Work Associate and a Dramaturg?  In this brand new video series from London Playwrights, Kimberley Andrews interviews Literary Managers, Dramaturgs and New Work Associates from theatres across the UK to find out …

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The Literary Series: Interviews with Literary Managers, Dramaturgs and New Work Associates – Episode 1: Stewart Pringle from the National Theatre

What happens when you submit your script to a Literary Department? What does a Literary Manager do? What’s the difference between a New Work Associate and a Dramaturg?  In this brand new video series from London Playwrights, Kimberley Andrews interviews Literary Managers, Dramaturgs and New Work Associates from theatres across the UK to find out …

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Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Rules for Writing – for the Playwright

In this post, playwright, dramaturg and LPW script reader,  Nika Obydzinski discusses how Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Rules for Writing can be used as a toolbox for playwrights… This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr’s groundbreaking masterpiece Slaughterhouse-5, his third novel. Before he became a novelist, Vonnegut cut his teeth …

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COMMON GROUND: Career Progression as a Working-Class Artist in Leeds

West Yorkshire Playhouse is delighted to be working with COMMON, an arts organisation which exists to support the UK theatre industry in achieving greater socio-economic diversity, and help working-class artists build sustainable careers in theatre, to deliver their COMMON GROUND initiative. COMMON GROUND is an inclusive, supportive discussion exclusively aimed at artists based in Leeds …

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LPW – new members content for Spring/ Summer!

We’re thrilled to announce some exciting new content coming up for our members this Spring & Summer… The Re-drafting Toolkit Following on from the success of #WrAP2018, where a whopping 150 of you signed up to write a play in January, we figured it was high time to give you some killer resources to get …

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