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London Playwrights online book club for plays! Play Club is back for 2022 this July

Play Club, our online book club for plays is back for 2022! Read plays, discuss them with the group and write a ten minute play in response to the text! Play Club, our online book club with a twist! As with last year’s Play Club, we’ll be featuring new writing from 3 incredible writers selected …

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Darkie Armo Girl: Interview with writer/ performer Karine Bedrossian

“My name is Karen. I’m eight-and-a-half years old and I hate myself already.” “1915. The Armenian Genocide. Families are marched across the Syrian desert to their death. Those who survive are scattered around the world. 1974. An Armenian family fleeing a civil war, arrive in the UK with £35, a suitcase and the address of …

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Playwriting Real-Life: The New Podcast from London Playwrights – Available now!

The first two Episodes of our brand new podcastares available now! Playwriting Real-life explores all the issues, dilemmas, and challenges emerging playwrights face today. From making time to write in a busy world, to coping with rejection, to whether you should pay to submit your work – no subject is off the table! Hosted by London …

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London Playwrights 2022 Members’ Submission Window – opens 3 July!

It’s that time of year again where we are super excited to announce our members’ submission window! We’re inviting our members to send in their scripts to be read in full by our team and get valuable feedback on their work. Selected writers will join a year long development programme which will culminate in their …

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Discussion with the creative team behind RAINER (running at the Arcola from 1-18 June)

Rainer opens this Wednesday, running for three weeks from the 1st to the 18th of June at the Arcola’s New Outside Space and is published by Bloomsbury, Methuen which can be purchased online and at the Arcola Theatre. You can watch the trailer to the show here! Book tickets here. We asked the creative team to …

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Playwriting Real-life: London Playwrights Launching New Podcast!

We’re super excited to tell you about our new podcast which will be launched this June! Playwriting Real-life will explore all the issues, dilemmas, and challenges emerging playwrights face today. From making time to write in a busy world, to coping with rejection, to whether you should pay to submit your work – no subject …

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2021 Members’ Submission Window Selected Writers!

We made it! We read every single play sent to us through our members’ submission window in full and provided every single writer with a valuable script report! It was such a privilege to read your plays. Each one was unique and received so many exciting, beautiful, and insightful ideas. We delved in to unknown …

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300 Thoughts for Theatremakers by Russell Lucas available to pre-order now

‘The future of theatre will belong to the maverick minds who possess the skills to mix things up and who have enough tools in their box to trick the game.’ This is a practical, grassroots, self-empowerment book for theatremakers. It’s for anybody who wants to make live theatre, whether you’re an actor, a director, a …

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WGGB New Play Commission Scheme brings “lifeline to writers” post-Covid

A new scheme is being launched to ensure 15 new commissions for playwrights across England in 2022. The scheme will be launched in April 2022 with online submissions open at www.writersguild.org.uk/npcs The New Play Commission Scheme (NPCS), led by WGGB in partnership with HighTide Theatre, UK Theatre and the Independent Theatre Council, has been designed to respond to the decline …

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