Being a Playwright: A Career Guide for Writers (Paperback)

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Writing a good play is only a small part of making it as a successful playwright; understanding the business side of building a career is just as crucial. Yet most advice for budding writers focuses only on the craft of playwriting, ignoring the practicalities of the industry - which makes it harder for those without connections or know-how to get their work on stage. Being a Playwright sets out, transparently and honestly, all the factors besides writing that playwrights need to know about to succeed. It includes advice on:
  • How to get a script noticed Which programming and commissioning opportunities to pursue How to approach agents, companies and collaborators
Drawing on Papatango's decade-long experience of discovering and launching successful new writers - who have gone on to win prizes such as BAFTA, OffWestEnd, Royal National Theatre Foundation and Alfred Fagon Awards - this straightforward and accessible book discusses the opportunities and pitfalls of life as a playwright. Whether you're an aspiring writer wondering how to break into the industry, or a working playwright looking to land bigger commissions, this is your insider road map to navigating the world of professional theatre.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781848426917
ISBN-10: 1848426917
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2019
Pages: 224
Language: English