Connecting playwrights, industry and audiences 5 - 8 June 2019
From page to stage
Want to see new writing at its freshest?
Reading Week connects playwrights and audiences, giving writers the opportunity to hear their scripts brought to life in a rehearsed reading and gain valuable feedback from audience and industry specialists.
Join us at Pleasance Islington for a festival of new plays, with a different one every night - you could be sitting beside the next Sarah Kane or Tom Stoppard!
Annoucing our Reading Week Eight:
- Where We Are? by Ian Salmon
- The Fountain by Ryan Watson
- LITTLE ROCK by Alice Charles
- The Palace by Oliver Gamblin
- Stalemate by Rachel Causer
- The Fruit of our Labour by Cameron Corcoran
- Entropy by Kate Reid
- Who do you think you are? by Liz Tait
Reading week needs audiences to listen, feedback and be part of the next stages of script development.
£5 for one reading, £7 for a double bill and £24 for the whole festival.
Each project should be:
- A full-length play (60mins or more)
- New writing (never previously performed in full)
- Written for theatre (not radio/tv/film)
Successful writers will receive:
- Initial feedback from our readers
- One-to-one dramaturgical meeting
- Production support from our team (marketing, producing, tech)
- 1 day of rehearsal space at the Pleasance
- An evening in our StageSpace studio to share your script-in-hand reading with an audience
- Feedback from a panel of industry professionals
- Basic technical support for the event
Each selected playwright is responsible for putting together a team (director/actors), although we may be able to support this process. We do not have any requirements for content or style of the work, but will prioritise work that is innovative in content and form. For more information, please read our 2019 Brief to Writers.