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The Progress Theatre launches two projects for aspiring playwrights

The Progress Theatre will be launching two projects for new writers this autumn. Reading Playwrights is a set of workshops for new playwrights and Scratch Reading is an opportunity for playwrights to see their work staged.

The Progress Theatre is at the Mount, off Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL and already supports new writers with its annual short play competition Writefest and their double-bill of new one-act plays called Progress Premieres.

Reading Playwrights

Reading Playwrights at the Progress TheatreReading Playwrights is a new group for playwrights based in and around Reading. Sessions are open to both beginners and writers whose work has already been staged.

The monthly sessions will be led workshops with exercises, and will include opportunities to discuss the difficulties and challenges in writing.

Sessions are free, but must be booked. They will be held at the Progress Theatre from 7.30pm until 9.30pm on these Wednesdays:

  • 18 September 2019,
  • 16 October 2019,
  • 20 November 2019,
  • 18 December 2019,
  • 29 January 2020,
  • 4 March 2020,
  • 8 April 2020,
  • 27 May 2020,
  • 1 July 2020.

For more information or to make a booking, email [email protected] .

Scratch Reading

Scratch Reading at the Progress Theatre

Several brand new scripts will be performed at each Scratch Reading event, allowing new playwrights to see their work on-stage. There will be an audience discussion afterwards to give feedback to the authors. Scripts will be rehearsed in the afternoon and performed in the evening.

You need to join Reading Playwrights to submit a script. For more information, please email [email protected] .

Doors open 7.15pm and the performance starts 7.45pm on these Saturdays:

  • 23 November 2019,
  • 18 April 2020,
  • 4 July 2020.

  1. Progress Theatre website, on Twitter and on Facebook
  2. Reading Playwrights and Scratch Reading
  3. The Progress Theatre on the Whitley Pump

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