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Research or Die # 7: Writing Plays And New Writing Competitions & Initiatives

Another addition to this occasional series because I’m feeling in need of a new challenge and direction for the new year… Enjoy!


Tips For Writing A Great Play By Troy M. Hughes

Playwriting 101: In-depth Tutorial on Writing A Play by Playwright Jon Dorf

Resources on Writing Plays – fantastic list of links, including “Why Writing Plays Will Make You A Better Screenwriter”

Brief Intro To Greek Theatre

Database of Modern American Plays and Playwrights

Brief Intro to Roman Theatre

Small Online Archive of full-length plays, one act plays, ten minute plays & monologues

Help, Am I Writing A Play? Interesting POV from The Guardian Theatre Blog

Writing A Play [PDF] – Fantastic Teachers’ Resource for helping students write a play, so particularly good for beginners attempting a play


The Bruntwood Playwriting Competition – contains lots of tips for writing plays too

The Courtyard’s King’s Cross Award

Drama Association of Wales’ One Act Play Competition – open to all! Here’s a pdf of the application form.

SCDA One Act Playwriting Competition

Royal Court Theatre

Hampstead Theatre

Soho Theatre

North West Playwrights

New Plays – got a good directory of festivals etc that show new plays
If you have any good links for this list, email me or leave ’em in the comments~. Thanks!

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3 thoughts on “Research or Die # 7: Writing Plays And New Writing Competitions & Initiatives”

  1. Hey Lucy,

    Have been scouring the interweb for north american comps/initiatives. But not having much luck!

    Dont suppose you have any leads?


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