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Young Writers

© Jake Oldershaw

© Jake Oldershaw

Ever thought about writing for live performance? Would you like to see your script performed by professional actors? Maybe you are already a performer, a poet, a short story writer or lyricist?

Now is the time to make your words stand up! We are looking for 12 talented writers aged 15 to 26 with great ideas for the stage to work with us. We will support you to develop and write your play with input from actors, directors and other writers. In October 2010 we will present your work at the Momentum Festival.

To help you get started we are running a Momentum roadshow across the East Midlands throughout this Autumn and into January 2010. Workshops are happening in theatres, schools, colleges and universities across the region. Catch an inspirational session led by leading writers, directors and actors, find out more about Momentum and get your ideas flowing!

From the horse’s mouth: Jake Brunger talks about TWP

To task: exercises to help you get writing

Every Friday for the next three weeks (starting 4 December 2009), we’ll be posting a writing task to stimulate and inspire you. 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 or the opening of a piece of theatre. Remember that theatre making and play writing is about writing and re-writing so when you hit on something that excites you – write as much as you can and then keep developing it –  reviewing and revising it as you go.

The creative tasks are a mixture which we would use in workshops and classes. We acknowledge a variety of sources for these tasks including Noel Greig’s excellent book Playwriting: A Practical Guide which is published by Routledge,  and Stans Cafe Theatre’s Company’s City Adventure tasks.

Task one: Starting to write

Task two: Creating Characters

Task three: Finding the Story

Use the documents below to apply for Young Writers 2010:

Young Writers 2009 Information Sheet
Young Writers 2009 Application Form
Young Writers 2009 Monitoring Form

THEATRE WRITING PARTNERSHIP

C/O NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE, WELLINGTON CIRCUS, NOTTINGHAM, NG1 5AL

DIRECTOR: KATE CHAPMAN kate@theatrewritingpartnership.org.uk
GENERAL MANAGER: BIANCA WINTER bianca@theatrewritingpartnership.org.uk
FOR GENERAL ENQUIRIES, TEL: 0115 9474361

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