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 from our 2021 submission window.
How it works: Each month, we’ll be sending out a play for you to read and we’ll all meet up to chat about it online. You’ll have the opportunity to meet the writer and get to know the ideas behind the story before we challenge you to write a short 10-page play in response, inspired by what you’ve read. You’ll then be invited to submit your short plays to us and selected plays will be read by actors online and broadcast as part of a digital Play Club event!
How to take part: head over to the members’ site to sign up for the Play Club 2022 mailing list (if you scroll down the homepage, you’ll notice it under member opportunities or you can also find it in the drop down resources menu). Then you’re good to go! We’ll send all information, scripts, details of the discussion session, and submission windows to you by email via the Play Club mailing list. We ask that everyone who takes part is a current member of London Playwrights as our organisation is supported entirely by our members. If you’re not a member already, you can sign up here for just £3.63 and get access to lots of other benefits as well as Play Club!
When does it start? The first Play Club of the year is kicking off in July!
What, and whose, play will we be talking about it Play Club 1?
Drum roll please….
Penguin by Scott Kingsnorth
Scott Kingsnorth is a writer and director. He has written material broadcast on BBC radio 4 and had plays professionally produced in the UK and America. Most recently a two-hander about a father/son darts team, titled “Treble Twenty” which was performed at Printers Playhouse, Eastbourne, East Sussex. He co-wrote and co-directed two seasons of the web-series M.O.T.H.E.R knows best, with Chris Mayo. The show went on to win the “best web series” award at the Unrestricted Film Festival, at the Hen and Chickens Theatre, Highbury. Scott currently has an audio drama titled “Listen Up” about hearing loss in production with The Colour Noise and Dark Unicorn Productions, due for release in late 2021. Scott is also in pre-production with his first feature film, titled “Everyone’s a critic”
Scott’s writing style is constantly evolving. He strives to write about a range of subjects, often in a comedic tone. His comedies often have an edge that take the audience by surprise. His influences range from Stanley Kubrick to David Mamet.
Ollie’s been invited out to a party by Amanda, an old friend who needs a partner for the evening. What she hasn’t told him is that it’s a swingers’ party.
Sign up via the members site to take part, we look forward to discussing the play with you and reading your 10 minute responses!