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An £8,000 playwriting award has been launched to "further the ambitions" of budding writers working in front-of-house, backstage, administrative and creative roles in theatre. The...

I recall a conversation with a Jewish friend in the late 1970s, when the mini-series Holocaust was shown on British television. She had lost...

Last month, after more than eight years at the Royal Court, Chris Campbell left his job as literary manager to join indie publishers Oberon...

Actor Indigo Griffiths started writing to address the lack of roles for mixed-race performers. She tells Giverny Masso about her first full-length play, Passing,...

Actor, writer and singer Danusia Samal has been announced the winner of the 2018 Theatre503 International Playwriting Award. Samal will receive £6,000 and her winning...

Winsome Pinnock has won this year's Alfred Fagon Award for her play Rockets and Blue Lights. The annual award, for the best new play by...

Female playwrights made up 28% of content by living writers at the National Theatre in 2017/18, despite the organisation's ongoing target of 50% by...

Cardiff's Sherman Theatre has launched a new initiative to introduce young people to playwriting. The Introduction to Playwriting course, aimed at people aged 15 to...

Leading playwrights including Timberlake Wertenbaker, Charlotte Jones and Tanika Gupta are demanding theatre makes bigger strides to address the under-representation of female writers. They say...
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