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Storytelling on Stage: A Masterclass with Amanda Whittington at the Wordsmith Festival, Oldham STORYTELLING ON STAGE explores ways to create the play only you can write, with a particular focus on how story springs from character. Through group discussion and practical exercises, the workshop helps you to find your story, identify its world and develop three-dimensional characters […]

Storytelling on Stage: A Masterclass with Amanda Whittington at the Wordsmith Festival, Oldham STORYTELLING ON STAGE explores ways to create the play only you can write, with a particular focus on how story springs from character. Through group discussion and practical exercises, the workshop helps you to find your story, identify its world and develop three-dimensional characters […]

You know that script you wrote over Christmas? Here’s where to send it……

We’ve had more hot news of opportunities for playwrights to share their work and hear it read, this time from Off The Fence Theatre Company in Leicester and Quirksome Theatre in Nottingham: Following their successful performance of four new plays at Leicester Market on 11th December, Off the Fence Theatre Company are now looking for […]

Your play, professionally produced

Finborough Theatre Papatango have teamed up with one of London’s leading new writing venues, the Finborough Theatre for a competition which offers four playwrights the opportunity to have their plays professionally produced in 2011. One winner will receive a four week run at the Finborough Theatre and three runners-up will receive a run of one […]

How do I navigate your site?

How to use our website: If you are connected with TWP already, we’ve undergone a slight facelift so that you can find information more easily. If you haven’t visited our website before then here is how it works: About: Gives you an overview of who we are, what we do and who we work with. […]

Help me get started…

To task: exercises to help you get writing These tasks are exercises which are designed to get you writing. They are not a step by step guide to writing a play. They should be fun and satisfying tasks and will hopefully give you some interesting material which you might want to develop into a scene […]

Verity Bargate award – open for submissions

TWP and Royal and Derngate Theatre are hosting a special Verity Bargate workshop at Royal and Derngate Theatre Northampton on Thursday 17 February at 6pm. It will be a theatre writing workshop to support writers who want to submit a play to the competition led by Sarah Dickenson, senior reader at Soho Theatre. The workshop […]

Opportunities for writers

A round-up of opportunities for writers: Little pieces of Gold – closes 1 March 2011 Kali Development programme – closes 10 March 2011 Verity Bargate award – closes 11 March 2011 The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting – closes 6 June 2011

The Bruntwood Prize – now open for submissions

The Bruntwood Prize is the search for great new plays. Now running for the third time, it is the biggest national competition of its kind and has awarded nine writers a total of £80,000 in prize money since 2005. It is run by the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, and sponsored by property company Bruntwood. Six […]

Kali Development – writer opportunity

Kali Theatre’s new Writer Development Programmes support and encourage the development of Asian women writers with a programme of 1-1 dramaturgical advice and a six month writer’s workshop programme culmintaing in workshops with professional actors and a director leading up to a public Rehearsed Reading to an audience of public and industry peers who are […]