The Painkiller Pool- introductory service

The Painkiller Pool is a place for directors and playwrights to meet using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

​The Painkiller Project hopes to kick start interesting and fulfilling creative relationships between directors and writers who might otherwise never have come into contact with each other.

​From now on, playwrights whose work is not selected to be produced by Bitter Pill, but who they really enjoyed reading, will be invited to become part of The Painkiller Pool.

​If the playwright is happy to be involved, their short play will be listed in the Pool anonymously. Directors can now get in touch to access to the Pool – which will be a password protected place on the Bitter Pill website.

​Playwrights work will remain anonymous until the point at which a director who reads the script wants to be put in touch. The playwright will then be able to decide whether they would like to be connected with the director. They think playwright’s anonymity is really important because it allows for the connection to be purely based on the work.


This opportunity will have no application deadline.

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Published on:
23 Nov 2020


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