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Playwrights' Studio Scotland (Glasgow | Scotland)

Birds of Paradise & Playwrights' Studio Mentoring Award 2020/21

The Birds of Paradise & Playwrights' Studio Mentoring Award is a professional development opportunity for an aspiring disabled* playwright living in Scotland, with a genuine commitment to writing for theatre. The Programme gives the playwright the structure and support to write the play they want to write, without the constraints of writing in a particular style or for a specific brief. They will improve their playwriting skills and gain valuable insight into the playwriting process.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to playwrights based in Scotland who identity as disabled.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
9 / 30 / 2020

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Playwrights' Studio Scotland (Glasgow | Scotland)

Professional Programme 2020/21 at Playwrights' Studio Scotland

For 2020/21, we are offering support which we hope is responsive to the needs of experienced mid-career or established professional playwrights. Within the Professional Programme, there are two routes of support available: Bursaries of £500 - £2,000 and creative projects up to £5,000. A total budget of £30,000 is available. The projects can allow playwrights to explore new collaborative partnerships with other artists or practitioners. As well as financial assistance, Playwrights' Studio provides administrative and financial management. We will work closely with you to ensure that the activity successfully meets your objectives and offer ongoing support throughout.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to playwrights based in Scotland.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
9 / 30 / 2020
11 / 30 / 2020

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Playwrights' Studio Scotland (Glasgow | Scotland)

Mentoring Programme at Playwrights' Studio Scotland

Every year, Playwrights' Studio, Scotland offers six aspiring or emerging playwrights the opportunity to take part in an eight-month Programme which includes mentoring, script development, workshops, opportunities to widen your network and to meet colleagues from the wider creative sector. The Mentoring Programme is delivered by established professional playwrights, to support the development of new, full-length plays. This is a professional development opportunity which will improve playwriting skills and allow participants to gain valuable insight into the playwriting process.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to playwrights based in Scotland.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
9 / 30 / 2020

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Empowering Playwrights one Pixel at a Time: How Online Resources Can Fuel Your Playwriting Interests

What if you want to write a play? Where to start? And what if you have a few plays? What to do with them? And what if you want to learn more skills as a writer? Where to go next? If you’re here, you probably already have some ideas. But member to member, I’ll offer some tips and tricks, in what has become a daily habit: Read, Write, Send and Find. Let’s go!

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Exploring Character Through Environment

Environment dictates more than we give it credit for in our writing. Give environment its due and follow your impulses to explore all facets of your character. Hopefully, the result will be characters that feel molded from the earth they grew up in. In this article, readers are taken through a three-part exercise to explore how environment dictates character and character dictates environment. 

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The Playwright & Biography

Arguably, some of the most successful American plays are gripped by biography. So, how do we shape elements of biography into dramatic works?

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