The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting is open to anyone who has a story to tell through the live medium of theatre. They want to support anyone and everyone to try to complete a play before the deadline on 5th June, whatever your writing experience.
With this in mind, they have launched an online toolkit which will help you to get your play down on paper.
How it works: they have commissioned 9 of the country’s most exciting playwrights, many of whom have either been shortlisted or won a Bruntwood Prize to share their experiences with you.
Every week, they will post a new session to take you through the steps of writing a play. From blank page to completed script and support for re-drafting, each session will have some exercises, questions to ask yourself about your work and examples from each playwright.
They have asked the playwrights to use examples from their own work to try and help you understand the process they have been through and how they have used some of the exercises and suggestions they are sharing to support their own work.
Read the full details of the initiative here.
How to access the resources: you can find everything on the Bruntwood’s Write a Play website. We’ll also be posting links to each weekly session in this post, just to make sure you don’t miss out on any of these valuable resources in the run up to the competition.
Bruntwood Prize Toolkit (links to weekly sessions)
Week 1 – Getting started with Dramaturg Suzanne Bell
Week 2 – Character by Kendall Feaver
Week 3 – Getting Your Characters Talking, Interacting With Each Other, and Creating a Scene- Simon Longman
Week 4 -Dramatic Action and Driving The Story with In-Sook Chappell
Check out the full range of forthcoming resources here.
Deadline: (for the competition) 5 June 2019 (resources available now)
Source: direct contact