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Faith Yianni- The People’s Judge- on the year so far

This time last year I was sitting in a Leeds library for what felt like the 100th day in a row, pounding away at my…


Free livestream workshop- Winsome Pinnock From Intimacy to the Epic-18 April 6pm-8pm

Winsome Pinnock From Intimacy to the Epic Thursday 18 April 6pm-8pm here on writeaplay!  In this workshop we will explore the idea of the “big”…


International Livestream workshops- next up Naomi Iizuka

At the heart of the Bruntwood Prize is collaboration and partnership – to support playwrights, to encourage people to tell stories, to see work on…


Tamar Saphra on reading and directing THE NOISES

The murmur of writers was regular background noise when I was growing up. There were books in every room. I always smiled politely at the…


Bruntwood Prize Judge Kate Vokes on corporate sponsorship

Kate Vokes, Culture Director at Bruntwood and Judge for the 2019 Prize has written on the need to change the narrative around corporate sponsorship of…


The well-made play and the play made well, by Maddy Costa

“Not long ago I was talking with a group of young British dramatists about the theatre and play-writing in general. The term ‘well-made play’ came…


Livestream writing workshop with Jo Clifford- March 7th

We are delighted to announce 6 exciting brand-new livestreamed workshops for 2019.  Led by internationally recognised playwrights these sessions are completely free to access and…


Catherine Love on writing for the theatre audience

Theatre, says writer, performer and director Tim Crouch, is “a rare location for collective thinking”. Director Ellen McDougall expresses something similar: “theatre is one of…