Platforms for New Writing

Platforms for New Writing

Playwrighting

London
Branching Out – new writing festival at the Rosemary Branch theatre
http://www.branchingoutfestival.com/#/about/4552099424
Little Pieces of Gold – 15 min new plays at Southwark playhouse
http://www.littlepiecesofgold.com
Bare Bones – short plays (up to 20 mins) at the Old Red Lion theatre
http://www.barebonesnights.com
Off Cut Festival – annual short play festival, Riverside studios, Hammersmith
http://www.theoffcutfestival.com
Hightide - new writing festival
http://www.hightide.org.uk/get-involved
Bush Green - new writing for the Bush theatre
http://bushgreen.org
Write Now - Brockley Jack Theatre- Annual writing festival for South East London playwrights deadline in Feb.
www.brockleyjack.co.uk
Equal Writes - interested in representation of women on stage - Tristan Bates Theatre
http://equalwrites.co.uk
White Bear Theatre - focuses on new writing and lost classics - Kennington
http://www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk
Descent Theatre - a new writing event in London
http://descenttheatre.co.uk

London theatres accepting unsolicited script submissions
Theatre 503 http://www.theatre503.com/writers/
Hampstead theatre http://www.hampsteadtheatre.com/page/3045/Writing
Royal Court theatre http://royalcourttheatre.com/playwriting/
Soho theatre http://sohotheatre.com/writers
Finborough theatre http://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/literary-department.php
Bush theatre http://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/literary/
National theatre http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/12/contact-details/general-contact-det...
The Shaw Theatre - submissions of new plays/musicals (initially a 1 page synopsis and writer’s cv) with a covering letter to Artistic Director JJ Almond by email to h5309-th@accor.com
The Last Refuge http://www.thelastrefuge.co.uk
White Bear Theatre http://www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk

Reading, Berkshire
Write Fest – new writers annual showcase at the Progress theatre
http://www.progresstheatre.co.uk/2011/08/6th-annual-writefest/
Crash Test drama – monthly event where 10 minute plays are rehearsed and performed in one evening
http://crashtestdramauk.wordpress.com/about
Also run in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia www.crashtestdrama.com

Birmingham
Rogueplay -new writers showcase
http://www.rogueplay.co.uk/page/rogueplay_tickets/New_Writers_Showcase

Essex
Full Circle Theatre company
http://www.fullcircletheatre.biz

Whitstable, Kent
She Writes – showcase new plays by female playwrights
http://shewrites.blogspot.com

Amsterdam, Holland
Orange Tea Theatre – new full length plays
http://www.orangeteatheatre.com

UK
Bruntwood prize for playwrighting – Royal Exchange Theatre
http://www.writeaplay.co.uk
Windsor Kenneth Branagh award for new drama writing - deadline in March
http://www.windsorfringe.co.uk (then click on ‘Drama Awards’)

International
International Student Playwrighting Competition
http://www.isplayscript.org

TV and Radio

New writing for TV and radio
BBC writers room
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom
Channel 4 screenwriting
http://4talent.channel4.com/extra/4SC
Tin Can Podcast
http://tincanpodcast.co.uk
Wireless Theatre Company
http://www.wirelesstheatrecompany.co.uk/index.php/join-the-company

Other Resources

Other resources for new writing

Ideastap
http://www.ideastap.com
Feedback on new writing
http://www.thescriptreaders.co.uk
Comedy writing resource
http://www.comedy.co.uk/make_it
London comedy writers
http://www.londoncomedywriters.com
UK writing competitions
http://www.prizemagic.co.uk/html/writing_comps.htm
Great Writing support forum
http://www.greatwriting.co.uk
Writer’s Guild
http://www.writersguild.org.uk
Sky Arts ignition
http://www.skyartsignition.co.uk
Screenwriters challenge
http://www.nycmidnight.com/Competitions/SC/About.htm
New book writers
http://www.newwritersuk.co.uk
The New Writer magazine
http://www.thenewwriter.com
New Writing North
http://www.newwritingnorth.com
New Writing South
http://www.newwritingsouth.com
Writers centre Norwich
http://www.writerscentrenorwich.org.uk

© Wendy Thomson 2011-2013

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