New Writing Directory
If you're a radio or theatre writer (or audience-member) interested in new writing, this page links you to the best of that world.
If you're interested in Radio start with the BBC Radio 4 Commissioning guide. Get to know the slots/ formats available, their different audiences and flavours. To pitch you need a producer behind you. Don't just pester BBC in-house producers: try the independents. The Radio Independents Group provides a list with contacts. Alternatively, throw your hat in the BBC Writer's Room for big broadcast opportunities.
Contact Theatre, Manchester
Donmar Warehouse, London
Drum Theatre, Plymouth
Royal Court, London
Soho Theatre, London
The Sherman, Cardiff
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Tron Theatre, Glasgow
Ustinov Theatre, Bath
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
BEYOND THE BROADCAST, WAY OFF STAGE
Go beyond the stage. Lots of companies work outside theatre buildings and take work direct to their audiences. This is can be inspiring and liberating. Generally they're looking for collaborative writers who'll join their community, speak to their audience and make a big show that 'fits in a suitcase'. Commissions are usually funded project by project.
Eastern Angles, Norfolk
Paines Plough, London/ Everywhere
Paper Birds, Kent/ Everywhere
The Wrong Crowd, Devon
Blast Theory, Brighton
Part Exchange, Plymouth/ Bristol
Talking Birds, Coventry
Wherever your writing takes you, enjoy!This directory is based on where I've been, who I've met and what I've done. I know there's a regional bias: help me fill in the gaps! If you think you belong on this page, get in touch.