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Friday, December 12, 2008

Research or Die # 7: Writing Plays And New Writing Competitions & Initiatives

Another addition to this occasional series because I'm feeling in need of a new challenge and direction for the new year... Enjoy!
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WRITING PLAYS

Tips For Writing A Great Play By Troy M. Hughes

Playwriting 101: In-depth Tutorial on Writing A Play by Playwright Jon Dorf

Resources on Writing Plays - fantastic list of links, including "Why Writing Plays Will Make You A Better Screenwriter"

Brief Intro To Greek Theatre

Database of Modern American Plays and Playwrights

Brief Intro to Roman Theatre

Small Online Archive of full-length plays, one act plays, ten minute plays & monologues

Help, Am I Writing A Play? Interesting POV from The Guardian Theatre Blog

Writing A Play [PDF] - Fantastic Teachers' Resource for helping students write a play, so particularly good for beginners attempting a play


COMPETITIONS AND NEW WRITING INITIATIVES

The Bruntwood Playwriting Competition - contains lots of tips for writing plays too

The Courtyard's King's Cross Award

Drama Association of Wales' One Act Play Competition - open to all! Here's a pdf of the application form.

SCDA One Act Playwriting Competition

Royal Court Theatre

Hampstead Theatre

Soho Theatre

North West Playwrights

New Plays - got a good directory of festivals etc that show new plays
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If you have any good links for this list, email me or leave 'em in the comments~. Thanks!

3 comments:

Scaramanga said...

Hey Lucy,

Have been scouring the interweb for north american comps/initiatives. But not having much luck!

Dont suppose you have any leads?

Charles

Elinor said...

Ooh fab!

Antonia said...

Thanks for the great set of links.