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Playwrights' Studio Scotland (Glasgow | Scotland)

New Playwrights Awards & Gaelic New Playwrights Award

New Playwrights Awards provide an important professional development opportunity for four early career playwrights living in Scotland who have a genuine commitment to writing for the theatre. We are delighted that Comhairle nan Leabhraichean (The Gaelic Books Council) continues to support one award for a Gaelic playwright. Playwrights' Studio, Scotland will work with the playwrights giving them the time, space, flexibility and financial support to develop their work and help further their creative ambitions by focusing on a particular script.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Early career playwrights living in Scotland
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
10 / 1 / 2018

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Playwrights' Studio Scotland (Glasgow | Scotland)

Mentoring Programme

Every year, Playwrights' Studio, Scotland selects six aspiring or emerging playwrights for an eight month programme of mentoring. The Mentoring Programme is delivered by established professional playwrights, to support the development of new plays. This is an opportunity to improve playwriting skills and gain valuable insight into the playwriting process and profession.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Must be an aspiring or emerging playwright living in Scotland, or from Scotland and living elsewhere
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
10 / 1 / 2018

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Eagle and Beaver Ensemble (London | UK)

Tiny Shorts: Thanksgiving

Following a sell-out night at the award winning Union Theatre in London on July 1, 2018, the Eagle & Beaver Ensemble are continuing their format of presenting new North American short plays in London, this time for Thanksgiving. The next production will be on Sunday November 4th, 2018 - the perfect date between the Canadian and American holidays. We would love YOUR new plays, no longer than 15 mins each, around the theme of Thanksgiving. Be it family, food, sports, forgiveness, history, comedy, anything and everything that Thanksgiving means to you.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to North American playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
8 / 31 / 2018

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Things to know when writing a grant to develop your play

Like most artists, I seek grant funding to support my creative work. There are multiple factors that determine whethera project receives funding. Here are the things that I consider when I’m writing a grant proposal or letter of inquiry.

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Let your play sing: top 6 tips for musical theater bookwriting

This article is for those dramatists who are thinking of exploring music in their work. Here are six simple observations I have made, based on my recent experiences. I hope they will jazz your musical theater writing heart!

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So you want to write for an ensemble

Ensemble theater, also called devised theatre or collaborative theatre, refers to work that is made by a group of people, together, often through improvisations or experiments. I’ve found that the more you know about what you’re getting yourself into, the more successful (and enjoyable) your collaboration will probably be. Here’s a quick guide to some of the nitty gritty things to think about.

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