The Painkiller Project monthly playwriting competition (prize £150)

The Painkiller Project is now a monthly playwriting competition with a small £150 prize for each winning play.

Two plays will be selected each month and released fortnightly as podcasts (available here). So far our plays have featured Sophie Thompson, Toby Jones, Miriam Margolyes and Owen Teale.

Our next submission window will be from Monday 29th June (10am) until Thursday 2nd July (10pm) – please send to
All submissions should be made with the following forms attached:

Their submission form

Their equal opportunities form

Plays should be written for 1 or 2 actors. The winner will receive £150 upfront. They will try to give feedback to as many plays as possible but will only give it if they think it is helpful rather than for the sake of it – they don’t have all of the answers!

Each winning play will be produced (in audio form) and released online approximately 1 week on from being announced as the winner.

Each winner will also have the chance to have a video coffee with an established theatre maker.

Once all this is over, they would hope to bring the winning plays together for some kind of physical event. They are looking for short plays. Plays must be between 500 and 1500 words.  For now, all plays need to be written for a maximum of 2 actors.

Deadline: 2nd July 2020

Source: Direct Contact

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