London Playwrights Festival 2021

The London Playwrights Festival 2021 is a celebration of new writing in London and beyond! The festival will feature play readings from exciting new writers who we have been working with through our development programmes over the last year, along with Q&A's, networking opportunities for playwrights, and digital events.

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The London Playwrights Festival 2021 takes place at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre from December 6th - 11th. 

We'll be showcasing the work of ten exciting new writing voices in one action packed week this December! The selected writers were chosen through our 2020 submission opportunities and we've been busy supporting them in developing their plays over the past year - the result is ten pieces of vibrant, bold, and brilliant new work.

The Festival Line-Up

Watching a Whale Fall by Ayse Evans 

Rewild by Gemma Lawrence 

Lee by Sally Reichardt 

Hot Mess by Claire Seeber

Mum by Emma Dawson

The Kaki Bandit by Toby McShane

All Work No Play by Scott Younger

Mac& Beth Holdings by Sally Wilden

Pulse by Julie Tsang

Bass by Roli Okorodudu

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About London Playwrights

London Playwrights’ Blog began back in 2013 as a resource for emerging playwrights.  Our aim was (and still is!) to bring together the latest opportunities, best resources, and good advice in one place. Since then, we’ve expanded our work to offer workshops, development opportunities, and events to support new writers in developing their work. We believe playwriting is for absolutely everyone who wants to join in! We’re always striving to be more accessible and to help create a level playing field for a diverse range of writers. From workshops, to courses, to blog posts from emerging writers, to opportunities and mentoring…we hope you find find our work inspiring and instrumental in developing your craft as a playwright.

 

London Playwrights - Festival Producers: 

 

Kimberley Andrews (Co-Founder & Director) 

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Kimberley is a playwright and dramaturg. She has had work produced at the Birmingham Rep and has developed work with Wolverhampton University, All the Rage Theatre, Luton Culture, and RADA, as well as participating in writers’ programmes at the Manchester Royal Exchange the BBC . She has also written and produced comedy sketch shows on the London Fringe. As a dramaturg, she has worked on short films for BBC ideas, tutored playwriting MA  students at RADA, and works as a freelance script consultant. As well as managing the organisational side of London Playwrights’ Workshop, Kimberley focuses on Writer Development, creating content and resources for emerging writers, and leading workshops. Website: kimberleyandrews.info

Emily Glaze (Literary Associate) 

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Emily is a writer, actor and dramaturg. On a placement at Centre College in the United States she specialised in creative writing and directing, before going on to write and perform a short titled, Fembots, at Rose Bruford’s The Rose Theatre in January 2018. After graduating from Rose Bruford College she went on to study Drama Writing at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She was one of the winners of the Popelei Seed Commission 2020, a project on Women in Lockdown, which features an extract from her stage play, Mute. She has a writer membership with The New Works Playhouse and is currently developing work for digital production.

George Bailey (Literary Projects Manager) 

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Georgie is a playwright, poet, dramaturg and producer. He is an alumnus of Soho Theatre, HighTide Theatre and Papatango’s respective writer development schemes as well as a graduate of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s MA Dramatic Writing. Georgie is the Artistic Director of award-winning multi-arts company ChewBoy Productions who are an associate company of the Lion and Unicorn Theatre and Living Records Festival. Additionally, Georgie facilitates creative writing projects for people of all ages, backgrounds and needs and has worked in digital management for venues such as Chichester Festival Theatre. He is currently on attachment to the Oxford Playhouse Playmaker scheme and Broken Silence Theatre’s Playwright’s Hive. 

 

£1,630.00
raised of £3,000.00 goal
15 Days left
39 Backers

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You can make a pledge to support London Playwrights Festival 2021 without a reward. The minimum donation is £1.00.
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For a donation at this level, we give you a HUGE THANK you! We'll also shout out our appreciation for you on our social media. Every single pound, never mind every single fiver, goes such a long way in helping to support the festival and we will be eternally grateful.

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A Credit in the Festival Programme

£10 will go sooooo far in helping us make the festival the best it can possibly be! If just ten of you donate at this level, we'll have hit the £100 mark already! Those donating at this level will not only get a shout out on social media but will also be credited as a supporter of the festival in the programme, which means your good deed will be immortalised in print!

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Meet the Writers!

For £30, which is a massive deal to us, by the way - you'll get a shout out on social media, a credit as a supporter in the festival programme, a signed poster, and an invitation to 'a meet the writers' event, where you can chat to some of the writers with a glass of fizz and learn more about the work your donation helped bring to life!

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Become an Executive Producer!

Wow wow wow, this level of donation would make such a difference to our campaign! Not only would you get all of the rewards at previous levels but you'd also be credited in the programme as an Executive Producer. You'd also get a year of London Playwrights membership for you or a friend, so you could get access our playwriting resources and discounts for free!

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Become an Official Sponsor of London Playwrights!

Ok so this is a lot of money but we could put it to such amazing use for the festival, and it would help to realise the dreams of the ten emerging writers whose work we are producing! For this amount, you'd get all of the rewards from previous levels along with recognition on the homepage of our website (for you or your business logo) as an official sponsor. You'd also get a lifetime of free membership to London Playwrights for you or a friend.

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