This is how the project will work:
December 16th 2015: launch event, Central Saint Martins – to book tickets please click here
January 18th: First two lesson plans released
January 25th: Second two lesson plans released
February 1st: Third two lesson plans released
February 8th: Fourth two lesson plans released
February 15th: Fifth two lesson plans released and submission window open
March 1st: Hand in date for entries – entries to be received by this time
April: 5 student winners announced
July: Play performed at the Platform Theatre at Central Saint Martins
May 9th 2017: Lesson plans and play written by the student winners and overseen by a professional playwright to be published by Oberon Books – to book tickets please click here
Lesson plans (which are of a flexible length) can be used in class in schools and Universities to teach students week by week playwriting craft from leaders in the industry and help them write their own play.
Alternatively, if you are a student, you can follow the lesson plans on your own to learn the best playwriting skills in the UK and to create your own play and potentially win the chance to see your work performed and published by one of the UK’s leading publishers.
Plays can be any length from 1 minute/page to 120 minutes/pages and can be on any subject. We suggest 5 – 10 minutes as a good length if you are new to playwriting or using these lesson plans in a class but the choice is yours and lesson plans will work for all lengths. Further details will be available in the first lesson plan.