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Write Now 7 announced

Jack Studio Theatre presents its Annual Playwriting Festival 

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Supported by the London Borough of Lewisham

Sponsored by Acorn Estates Ltd

Write Now 7

Submissions are now open for the annual new writing festival at the Jack Studio Theatre

Deadline for submissions: 29th January 2016

WRITE NOW 7 Festival: May 2016

The Jack Studio Theatre is proud to announce WRITE NOW 7, its annual new writing festival that will open in May 2016, and run for four weeks.Under the artistic direction of Kate Bannister, the WRITE NOW festival is an essential part of the Jack Studio Theatre’s yearly programme, and which each year looks to find and produce the most exciting, diverse and significant work of emerging writers who have a connection to south east London.

From the submissions of plays to a specific brief, in 2016 one play will be chosen for the month-long festival. It will appear alongside writing workshops, audience discussions, and the performance of seven new short plays.

For Write Now 7:

  • One winning play is given a full-production for three weeks
  • The playwright will be given the opportunity to fully explore and develop the play before rehearsals, with mentoring support from the director and Write Now dramaturg. The winning playwright also receives financial support to attend rehearsals and career development advice.

Past winners of the festival have gone on to have work developed and produced by the BBC writersroom, High Tide and The Liverpool Everyman.

The WRITE NOW festival is also about celebrating the local area of south east London, and the theatre’s connection and engagement with its audience. The festival is a wonderful celebration of this culturally diverse and dynamic area of London, with writers exploring themes and subject matter which resonates with the local audience and beyond.

The WRITE NOW FESTIVAL reading panel is led by Jack Artistic Director Kate Bannister and Literary Manager David Bottomley, and consists of the Jack’s associated artists and industry professionals. The final selection panel will be announced shortly.


We are now accepting submissions of scripts.

The deadline for this year’s applications is Friday 29 January 2016

Full guidelines and a 2016 application form are available on the Write Now page on our website: www.brockleyjack.co.uk

Scripts are submitted via email to: admin@brockleyjack.co.uk

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Write Now 5: Annual New Writing Festival 2014

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The Jack Studio is delighted to launch Write Now 5, our annual new writing Festival to celebrate theatre writing south of the river. The Festival exists to discover the best new playwriting talent and give emerging writers the opportunity to see their work developed and performed.

Submissions are now open for the 2014 Festival.

The Festival seeks submissions of original and previously unperformed plays.

We are looking for bold new voices and stories that engage with and reflect the breadth and diversity of contemporary culture and society. We are interested in hearing from first time writers, as well as more established playwrights.

One selected play will be given a full production in a two week run at the Jack Studio Theatre in May – June 2014. Two further selected plays will be given a week’s workshop time and rehearsed readings during the Festival. All playwrights who submit must have a strong connection to south east London.

Please click here for more details, including submission guidelines and an application form: http://www.brockleyjack.co.uk/writenow/write-now-news/

The play reading panel consists of the artistic management of the theatre and industry professionals.??????????

For Write Now 5 we are pleased to welcome back Lin Coghlan (Eastenders, Soho Theatre, National Theatre), Franko Figueiredo (StoneCrabs Theatre), Simon James Collier (Okai Collier Company) and a member of the BBC writersroom to help in the final selection of plays for performance.

In January we will be asking for submissions of shorts to be part of Write Now 5. If you are interested in submitting a ten-minute play that will help launch the Festival, please check back then for more details. During the month long festival there will also be writing workshops, as well as discussions with the playwrights and creative teams taking part.

Submission deadline: Monday 27 January 2014

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Write Now 4 – winners announced!

We are pleased to announce our three winners for this year’s Write Now 4 Festival of new writing.

No Rhyme by Melanie Pennant which will be given a two week fully staged production. 

Bump by Vinay Patel and The Magic Hour by Martin McNamara will be given staged readings.

Congratulations to all three playwrights! and many thanks to all the writers who submitted their plays.

Thank you to our final panel Lin Coghlan (Eastenders, Soho Theatre, National Theatre), Franko Figueiredo (StoneCrabs Theatre), and Simon James Collier (award winning producer of the Okai Collier Company).

Write Now 4 is supported by Grants for Arts, Arts Council England and Lewisham Arts Services

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Free tickets for 18-25’s!

The Jack Studio Theatre is pleased to announce that they are offering a limited amount of free tickets to young people aged 18-25.

The initiative is part of their new writing festival Write Now 3, made possible with the help of Lewisham Council (part of the Council’s Cultural Olympiad offer).

The tickets are for the final play Borderland by Carol Vine on Wednesday April 25th at 7.45pm. A compelling drama of a future society in chaos. (please note this play is only suitable for over 18’s)

All we ask is that after the performance you tell us briefly what you thought about the play, you can choose to do this via Twitter or Facebook. Tickets are subject to availability, and will operate on a first come first served basis.

Tickets must be booked in advance so please email Darren: producer@brockleyjack.co.uk with your name and age. Tickets will be confirmed by email and collected on the night at the theatre.

More info on the play can be found at www.brockleyjack.co.uk

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