The Progressive Playwright

Tron Theatre | Deadline: May 7, 2015

An opportunity for playwrights to hear short extracts of their work directed and performed by professional actors.

The Progressive Playwright is the Tron’s monthly scratch event, giving playwrights the chance to hear short extracts of their work directed and performed by professional actors in the Tron’s Changing House studio. Following the readings there will be feedback and discussion which can help the playwright progress to the next stage of their work.

The audience will vote for one script at the end of each Progressive Playwright event that they would like to hear more of. The successful writer will then have the opportunity to take on the feedback given, look at the strengths and weaknesses of their script, develop their piece further (up to a maximum of 20 pages including the initial first 10) and use the next event as a platform for hearing more of their developed piece.

Please note, each play only has the opportunity to progress to another one event. It is then up to the writer, if they want, to develop their script further, taking on the audience, actor and director feedback.This event is about the playwright learning more about their craft, hearing their work performed and encouraging them to work further on scripts that they want to develop.

Before submitting your work, please read the Progressive Playwright Guidelines

Please include a Progressive Playwright Cover Sheet at the front of all submissions.

Full details on the Tron Theatre website


Thursday 22nd January DESIRE – Directed by Jordan Blackwood Deadline for scripts: 22nd December

Thursday 5th March PREDJUDICE – Directed by Allie Butler Deadline for scripts: 12th February

Thursday 23rd April SURVIVAL – Directed by Lissa Lorenzo Deadline for scripts: 2nd April

Thursday 28th May BETRAYAL – Directed by Andy Arnold Deadline for scripts: 7th May

To submit scripts and for more information please email

Please note that these schemes are listed here for your convenience. However, they are run by external organisations and unless otherwise noted the BBC has no involvement with them. Therefore the BBC cannot respond to any queries in connection to those and accepts no liability for the accuracy of third party websites and the information contained on them.

Published on:
23 Apr 2015


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