new writing

Drama Centre London’s dramatic writing master’s course is celebrating its five-year anniversary by launching a new award for student playwrights. Five experts have been appointed...

A festival celebrating new writing will take place in Oxford next month. The inaugural Alchymy festival, based at the North Wall Arts Centre, will present...

I genuinely love the Olivier Awards. They are literally the poshest event that anybody ever invites me to. And though gripes are inevitable, they...

US playwright Clare Barron has won the 2017 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for her play Dance Nation. Barron beat nine other contenders to the prize,...

A leading children’s arts organisation plans to give children as young as eight the chance to commission their own theatre shows for what is...

A 2007 play inspired by a set of Republicans is now reflecting a wave of political and social issues buffeting a post-election US. “The...

Zinnie Harris, Charlene James and Penelope Skinner are among the six British playwrights shortlisted for this year's Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Harris is nominated for...

Theatre company Cardboard Citizens has announced nine new plays exploring the housing crisis. The ambitious season of new work from the company, which makes theatre...

Lesley Garrett has highlighted the lack of roles for older women in opera, claiming roles that exist “tend to be bag ladies and witches”. Her...
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