Thursday, 25 April 2013

Produce outstanding theatre for young audiences: Theatre Centre

Write Lines: New Writing for Young Audiences Conference

Do you write plays for young audiences, or do you want to? Celebrating 60 years of working with writers to produce outstanding theatre for young audiences, Theatre Centre hosts a daylong conference for writers and theatre professionals on Thursday 20 June. The keynote speech will be delivered by playwright Bryony Lavery. Other guest speakers include playwrights Amanda Dalton, Rob Evans, Philip Osment and Evan Placey; and industry professionals Anthony Banks (NT), Jonathan Lloyd (Polka Theatre) and Purni Morell (Unicorn Theatre). Reserve your place today!

Adrienne Benham Award 2013: £2,000 prize now accepting applications
Theatre Centre offers the Adrienne Benham Award, a £2,000 seed commission, to support the work of a promising playwright interested in exploring the Theatre for Young Audiences sector, but who has little experience in the field. The award is intended to steer gifted writers towards young audiences by giving them a seed commission and attachment to Theatre Centre as they develop an original idea for young audiences. Prize: £2,000 seed commission and attachment. Deadline: 7 June 2013 at 12 noon. Further information (including the full criteria and application form) available from the Theatre Centre website.

Listen Up North Writing Competition

2013 is the centenary of a moment that changed history.
Audio entertainment website is very pleased to be
running a NATIONAL writing competition as part of the Emily Inspires!
programme of events. The events commemorate 100 years since the death of
Suffragette Emily Davison who sustained fatal injuries at Epsom Derby
whilst protesting for 'Votes for Women'.

We want to create awareness of Emily and how she continues to inspire our
our lives today. Therefore we would love as many people as possible to
enter (and not just women!)

The closing date for this competition is May 10th, 2013.

Winning entries will be read out over the Emily Inspires! commemorative
weekend in Morpeth (13-15 June 2103) and recorded for

Prizes include an i-Pad, a 2 night stay in Longhirst Hall a luxury
Northumberland hotel and £100 cash donated by SCA
paper products of Prudhoe.

Click here to link to the competition page where you will find full details including terms & conditions.