Welcome to Sussex Playwrights
For writers, producers, directors, actors and anyone with a passion for plays
We promote new writing for stage, screen, radio, audio and online.
Our purpose is to encourage new work from writers throughout the English speaking world.
Sussex just happens to be where we started, in 1935.
Networking, meeting, reading and discussing new drama
Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your play, explore a work-in-progress or listen to and discuss members’ plays?
Would you like to learn how to get your work professionally produced?
Meetings are held usually on the first Sunday evening [always check] of the month at the New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place, Brighton BN1 2PT.
Please note – although we meet at the NVT, Sussex Playwrights is not affiliated to the NVT and does not share membership.
Established writers, producers and performers talk about their careers, their work and their insights into how to get your work read, performed and broadcast.
Readings of members’ plays
By professional actors and experienced actors from local drama groups. All members are encouraged to discuss the play constructively, and make suggestions for improving, staging and marketing the play.
Develop your writing with valuable group and individual exercises.
The Constance Cox Prize Playwriting Competition
Other events will be announced
The Summer Party in June and the Christmas Party
Membership costs £15 per year and entitles you to:
Free entry to all monthly meetings
Free wine or juice
One free entry to the annual Constance Cox Prize Playwriting Competition
You’ll be welcome to come along to any meeting and join on the night.
Visitors are always welcome to join us at meetings for a £3 contribution, which includes wine or juice.