2017: June meeting review and July news

You are invited to the
SPC Summer Party
July 2nd 7-9 in the New Venture Theatre Bar
where we’ll be announcing the winners of
the Constance Cox playwriting competition

Join us for drinks and nibbles
Networking, news and great conversation
For writers, actors and anyone who loves to read, hear and talk about writing

Contents:
July 2nd meeting: Sussex Playwrights Summer Party and Constance Cox competition winners announcement
Future meetings – a preview
June meeting report – Constance Cox competition shortlist workshop
Follow and share
Work in progress and for sharing

July meeting: July 2nd New Venture Theatre Bar 7.00 – 9.00
Sussex Playwrights Summer Party
Constance Cox competition winners announcement
[In association with TBC Audio, Studio 1919 and Brighton Actors Networking]

Our next meeting will be our first Sussex Playwrights Summer Party.

Come along and enjoy wine and nibbles, meet other writers, producers and actors and do bring your friends for networking, members’ and friends’ news.

We’ll be announcing the winner and runners up in the annual Constance Cox playwriting competition.
Full details: http://www.sussexplaywrights.co.uk/competition/

If you’d like to read or perform a piece [your own work or a favourite piece] suitable for a summer party – please do let us know. Maximum ten minutes.

All welcome – Free to members, £2 to visitors on the door [including drinks]. If you’re not a member, you’re very welcome to join on the night.

Future meetings – a preview

The next few months will see some exciting events in preparation – dates to be confirmed.

Special guest film director Brighton & Hove’s Howard J Ford will be talking about his latest film Never Let Go. Read about Howard’s work here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0285683/

We’ll be hosting rehearsed readings of the top three Constance Cox Competition plays, featuring actors from the Brighton Actors Networking Group, with audience, author and actor discussion.

All welcome.

Keep an eye on the website for latest news, as details and dates are confirmed.
Networking, news and great conversation for writers of new stage, screen, radio and online drama, actors and anyone who loves to read, hear and talk about new writing.

June meeting report – Constance Cox competition shortlist workshop

We published our long list of twelve plays on the website a couple of months ago.

June’s meeting featured the Constance Cox competition First Three Pages live event. Those first few pages of any script are a vital hook to the reader. Do they capture attention, keep interest and spark the desire to read on? At Sunday’s meeting we presented the First Three Pages from the twelve long listed plays for discussion and feedback and decided the final shortlist.

The shortlisted plays

Cash
Distortion
Rock and Chips
Storm in a League Cup
The Other Apprentice
The Teaswell Incident
Will

The finalist committee are currently reading the entries.

We’ll announce the winners at the July 2nd meeting.

The organisers reserve the right to withdraw or add further prizes at their discretion.

Full details: www.sussexplaywrights.com/competitions/constance-cox-competition-2016-closes-31-december-2016

Other meeting news

We also looked back on the 2017 Brighton Festival Fringe. Members Simon Moorhead, Thomas Everchild and Philippa Hammond discussed the practicalities of producing, writing, directing and performing in a new play.

Simon Jenner saw and reviewed over a hundred productions over the month, and the meeting discussed some of the productions we’d seen.

Sussex Playwrights Reviews

We began a new venture – reviewing shows under the Sussex Playwrights Reviews banner. We started during the Fringe, and will continue with more reviews of new theatre, audio and film drama in future. If you’re presenting a show in the region, especially new writing, and would like it reviewed, please do let us know.

Email: chair@sussexplaywrights.co.uk

2nd July Meeting

New Venture Theatre Bar 7.30

The winners of the 2016 – 17 Constance Cox playwriting competition

Guest – to be announced

Plus networking, members’ and friends’ news

All welcome – Free to members, £2 to visitors on the night [including discussion and drinks]

Follow and share

You can follow us on Social Media for up-to-date information, writing opportunities, news and announcements.

If you can’t come along to the meeting to talk about your latest news, please email it to us to be included on social media, in meeting announcements and the next newsletter.

‘Like’ the Sussex Playwrights Facebook Page for the latest news and links www.facebook.com/sussexplaywrights
Follow us on Twitter @PlaywrightsClub

Work in progress or for sharing

We’re looking to members and guests to take an active part in future meetings and showcase their work.

If you’d like to read or perform an excerpt from your latest fiction or non fiction at a future meeting for discussion [10 minute slots]

If you’d prefer to have us arrange for someone to read it for you, if you’re happier writing than speaking [10 minute slots]

If you’d like to have actors read an excerpt from your latest script in progress for discussion [10 minute slots]

If you’re an actor who’d like to read

If you have a longer script you’d like considered for rehearsed reading / discussion

Please contact us chair@sussexplaywrights.co.uk

See you there!

Philippa Hammond [Chair], Thomas Everchild [Secretary] and the committee