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We will use this page to share provocations, tips, tutorials and advice all with the aim of helping you shape and develop your writing practice. Each resource approaches things from their writers own perspective – so take from each one what you like!

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Chair of the Judges Kwame Kwei-Armah ‘There are some stories that are just for theatre’

Whoever you are, where ever you are, under cover of anonymity- just send it in! Kwame Kwei-Armah is a writer, actor and director whose first…


The Bruntwood Prize toolkit- round up

It’s already been 10 weeks, and the whole of the 2019 Bruntwood Prize toolkit is up and available for you to use- from blank page…


Redrafting- by Royal Exchange Dramaturg Suzanne Bell

What works for you?  I want to start this document by stating, categorically, that there is no right way or wrong way to re-drafting, there…


Suggested Layout Guidelines

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting has only one requirement in your script layout. Anonymity is at the heart of the reading process, so to protect…


WEEK TEN- Redrafting and Submitting with Frances Poet

Getting to the end Congratulations. You did it. Feels good doesn’t it? Feels like you’ve scaled a mountain. You want to send it to everybody…


Archive workshop with Patricia Cornelius- Lovely, lovely, sometimes ugly dialogue

Patricia Cornelius- Lovely, lovely, sometimes ugly dialogue-  Hosted live on March 25th with Playwriting Australia    Recommended 14+    Playwriting Australia  Playwriting Australia are the Australian…


REPOST- Joanna Murray-Smith – Life Experience and the Dramatic Journey

Live from Australia with Playwriting Australia- 2017 4 May, 9am,-11am BST   Joanna’s plays have been produced all over the world. In this international live-streamed…


REPOST: Theatricality & the world of your play by Nell Leyshon

The role of the playwright has changed over time and has become very varied. A playwright she can find herself working on very collaborative projects,…