Schedule Following their sell-out production of Faith here in April, Little Pieces of Gold are excited to be back on the 18 June with another collection of eight bold new plays from up-and-coming UK playwrights. Plays will be selected from an open submission which always receives in excess of plays. Little Pieces of Gold discovers, champions and produces the work of emerging, established and award winning playwrights and has gained a reputation as a dedicated, passionate producer of exciting new work.
When Player Playwrights was founded in its aim was laid down as follows: You do not have to be a member to attend our Play Readings as we welcome anyone who would like to hear new writing. Run by a committee of writers and actors, we keep our focus on new writing for the professional stage.
However we also read radio drama, TV sitcoms and film scripts. We have even read the occasional musical! Our weekly theatre 503 playwriting award competition are performed by professional actors for an audience of actors and writers from varying backgrounds as well as friends and guests who come along to hear and react to new writing.
Parts are cast in advance and actors rehearse with the writer and a guest director prior to the reading. All scripts are evaluated members and mentored if necessary.
While we are not a producing organisation, many plays first read at Player Playwrights have gone on to full production at a variety of venues in London and elsewhere, including the Edinburgh Fringe.
There is then a short break for drinks followed by a discussion. We encourage members to attend regularly and contribute to the constructive criticism of the work presented. At the end of the evening there is the opportunity for networking. Many of our professional actors are earning their living in the industry, and many of the scripts read are subsequently produced.
Members are encouraged to attend as regularly as possible and contribute to the constructive criticism of the work presented. There is a cash machine outside Sainsburys opposite our venue the North London Tavern.
Over the subsequent months, in a semi—derelict theatre in Fitzroy Square, we were exposed to short plays, long plays, good plays and bad plays, written and performed by members of the club, professional and amateur.
Although by then Laurence was a journalist, and Maurice was selling the occasional short story to top shelf magazines, neither of us even fantasised about a career as a playwright, although we were both enthusiastic fans of radio and television comedy.
To be considered for a Player Playwrights' reading, writers are required to join Player Playwrights. Please read the following information before submission. Our room upstairs is open from 6; and from 7. This is a private reading but its purpose is to assist the writer in preparing his or her work for sale, production and public performance.
Managing the programme The Programme Secretary, Francis Beckett, produces three programmes a year in consultation with the writers and they cover three terms: Writers with a script to submit need to plan ahead and contact Francis as soon as the script is ready.
He will arrange for a mentor to assess it, and for a reading if the mentor and the writer agree that it is ready. Also scripts which are plainly unready are unfair on the actors and tedious for the audience. We therefore have a Mentoring scheme.
Its essential feature is that no script will be read on a Monday evening unless a mentor has signed and submitted a form, confirming that the script is ready for a P-P reading at least 4 weeks before the reading date.
The mentor should not sign it off until satisfied that the script is ready for performance and may be expected to justify this decision in the discussion on the night.
All members are eligible to act as mentors. Preparing the scripts for the cast Each member of cast must receive a hard copy of the script in font size 12 or 14 with pages numbered.
Here are three further tips: We suggest casting that person as Narrator On the night Please prepare a short programme note with a cast list and your email address for distribution on the night; and try to get your cast together for a pre-reading at 6pm.
To be eligible to have your script mentored and considered for a reading you must be a paid up member of Player Playwrights. See above on how you can join. You can send your scripts, in PDF form, to francis francisbeckett.The warmest of welcomes to Theatre We are the home for new writers and a launchpad for the artists who bring their words to life.
At our heart is a desire to find extraordinary new voices, match them with brilliant people and support the journey of their idea to the stage. Battersea Park Rd, London theatrecom Joined July 2, Edgar Allan Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum is hair-raisingly reimagined at @Omnibus_Theatre.
Innovative binaural sound design, AV projection and live action merge, creating a frighteningly immersive world where chances of survival are slim. Its showcase day for our. Alison Carr’s new play is a finalist for this venue’s Playwriting Award – reason enough to recommend it.
And it’s clear why judges were keen; this is a carefully written, cleverly modest drama of motherhood and mental health that poses important questions, albeit a touch too slowly. The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its playwriting competition. The winning play will be selected by the series' current judge, Ayad Akhtar.
Theatre Playwriting Award and Five SUBMISSIONS FOR THE PLAYWRITING AWARD WILL BE OPEN IN SPRING Theatre’s Playwriting Award is an unprecedented opportunity for playwrights at all levels to be recognised for writing an outstanding, original piece of work for the stage. The warmest of welcomes to Theatre We are the home for new writers and a launchpad for the artists who bring their words to life.
At our heart is a desire to find extraordinary new voices, match them with brilliant people and support the journey of their idea to the stage.