Sussex Playwrights January 6th 2019
Happy New Year!
All about Sussex Playwrights’ January meeting for writers, actors, producers – anyone interested in new drama and all media.
Brighton’s TBC Audio producer / director Simon Moorhead brings all the latest news of his current work – the huge online audio drama project The Other 1%, recently mentioned in the BBC Sounds’ Drama Podcast Report. Essential networking for writers and actors in the region!
Writers, actors, crew, post production work – this series is almost entirely Sussex-created and made.
Fascinating insights and essential networking opportunity for any writer or actor interested in connecting with a commissioning producer working in the city.
Philippa Hammond gives a live performance of Delicacy, a brand new monologue by Grant Gillespie and Laura Lockington, which will also shortly be recorded for the series.
And personal commitments permitting, writer-actor-producer Robert Cohen will be performing a preview extract from his solo show ‘Hi Vis’, which will be running at Sweet Venues in February, followed by discussion on the practicalities of writing, performing and producing solo work.
The New Venture Theatre bar
Free to Sussex Playwrights members
Visitors welcome – £3 on door / £2 with Equity card [including drinks]
You can join on the night [£15 / £12 with Equity card], which entitles you to free entry to every meeting and event, including drinks, and an entry into our next playwriting competition.
Please note: Sussex Playwrights is a separate organisation from our friends the New Venture Theatre, and does not share membership.
Play readings at future meetings
If you have a short play or excerpt, work in progress or finished piece [up to 10 minutes long] and would like to present it at a future meeting for discussion and feedback, or you would like to read on the night, please email us in advance at email@example.com
Next meeting date
3 February 2019
For your diary
The dates for Sussex Playwrights meetings over the next few months:
3 March 2019
7 April 2019
5 May 2019 [Brighton Fringe Preview]
2 June 2019 [Summer Party]
4 August 2019
Supporting and promoting new drama in the region since 1935
Drama, comedy, stories, wine, nibbles, great conversation …
Come and join us for our annual Christmas event!
Take part: If you have a Christmas / winter / ghost themed short story, sketch, short play and you’d like to perform or share them on the night, please email
November meeting – finished.
A monthly writers’ and actors’ meetup
Different Theatre’s writer/director Sam Chittenden will present and discuss an extract from her latest drama Sary, shortly to feature in Horrorfest, followed by discussion about her experiences around creating new drama, writing for production and performance, and marketing writers’ work.
Featuring Sharon Drain and Rebecca Jones.
We’ll also welcome Luke Ofield and Pip O’Neill – as the Rialto Theatre’s resident company, the award-winning Unmasked Theatre, they run the highly successful The Brighton Scratch Night. A development programme for new writing, the Scratch has seen five plays go on to full Fringe runs, and this year will see a whole lot more.
Ben Baeza and John Black perform an extract from Naked Kittens by Max Wilkinson, directed by Luke & Pip.
Unmasked Theatre are a producing company based in Brighton, with four years’ experience of critically acclaimed productions, with a focus on new writing and adapting classical literature for the modern stage.