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The act of submitting creative work for a dramatist is as necessary as finishing it. But the process of finding the right submission opportunity can feel overwhelming. This is why, for more than 20 years, the Dramatists Guild has compiled a submissions and opportunities database, and published a full directory of theatres, agents, festivals, contests, workshops, retreats, and other submission opportunities to help make the life of the dramatist an easier one.

This functionality is part of suite of resources designed to help playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists.  

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  • I feel passionately that drama in schools is undervalued at primary level and it is a shame because experience has taught me the value of drama as a tool for building confidence, stimulating imagination and enhancing reading skills. So often, drama in primary schools (and some secondary schools) is pushed out by the demands of the rest of the curriculum and yet it can be of tremendous value by complimenting classroom work in history, humanities and English.
  • The Royal Court has an unwavering commitment to writers. For the last 60 years, we have premiered groundbreaking new plays and helped to launch the careers of our foremost playwrights. The Literary Office is dedicated to finding exciting new plays that ask bold questions about the way we live now. We receive over 3000 unsolicited scripts a year from emerging and established playwrights, all of which are assessed and considered for development or production at the Royal Court.
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    The Javaad Alipoor Company takes stories beyond the stage through powerful multi-platform creations that explore the intersection of politics and technology in the contemporary world. Established in 2017, it stands on the shoulders of Northern Lines, the first company founded by Javaad Alipoor – a British-Iranian, Manchester-based and Bradford-built artist and writer – and retains its commitment to making new work with diverse artists for diverse audiences and communities.
  • The Writers' Hour is a virtual writing sprint held each weekday morning. Free for all to attend. Grab a hot drink and get some writing done with us. Join the next Writers' Hour. London AM Monday-Friday 8-9 am GMT US Eastern AM Monday-Friday 8-9am EST US Pacific AM Monday-Friday 8-9am PST
  • Being unable to perform this year's winning plays as we would usually, we took the decision to video them all and put them on a special YouTube channel: Pint-sized Plays 2020 - to reach a worldwide audience! Not only that but we still had a Script Slam where the audience get to vote for their favourite script - but this year it was a virtual Script Slam! And we now have the results - based on the votes from our worldwide audience! Click on the Script Slam tab to find out who won what!
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  • The Theatre Artists Fund has been set up to provide emergency support for theatre workers and freelancers across the UK. It is for theatre professionals who are in need of urgent and critical financial support due to the devastating impact of Covid-19 on the theatre sector. The Fund has been made possible from a generous donation from Netflix. Apply or Donate!
  • RTC will choose 4-6 plays to perform at a central London theatre on 2-4 evenings in late Spring / early Summer 2020.A £150 fee will be paid to each writer whose work is chosen.
  • Est. 2009, the Papatango New Writing Prize was the first – and remains the only – annual playwriting award in the UK to guarantee an emerging playwright a full production on the professional stage. The competition is open to anyone resident in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland only. The winning writer will receive £7000. Their script will be produced by Papatango in a month-long run in The Large theatre at Southwark Playhouse, London, with the writer receiving a royalty of 8% of the net box office. It will also be published by Nick Hern Books.
  • BBC Writersroom works with writers at every stage of their career. We discover, develop and champion new and experienced writing talent across the whole of the UK. We’re based in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast.
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