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Ebook Links for Scriptwriting
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This database features musical and drama productions for Theatre and the Performing Arts. It also includes interviews, production design videos, script writing, acting workshops and more.
Interviews, Blogs and Websites: The Process of Writing
BBC Writers Room
A comprehensive site for beginning British screenwriters and script writers; much of the content applies anywhere, except for the Britain-only competitions. Interviews, how-tos, and more!
Writer's Guild interviews on Youtube
Interviews with screenwriters including Shonda Rimes, Lawrence Kasdan, and many more.
3rd and Fairfax
Podcast on screenwriting from the Writers Guild of America
Building Play, from Theatre 33
A playwriting podcast and play reading series based at Willamette University.
Ten Minute Play Festivals and Competitions
Do you want to see your play performed? Want to send it out to the world for others to experience?
NW10 is "continuing its mission to be the Pacific Northwest’s premiere ten-minute play festival." Submissions in September-October.
The Champion 10 minute Play Festival
The Portland 10MPF is an event Monkey with a Hat On produces 2-3 times a year. [They] feature new plays written, directed and performed by Portland artists... Every play is ten minutes or less and all of the plays are performed every performance night. It’s a very fun, well attended event and there is nothing else like it in the city. [They] are theater for everybody: never turning away audience members for lack of funds and ...have an open-door policy where anyone can submit a play or try out to be involved.
Fertile Ground Festival
Fertile Ground Festival of New Works is an 11-day arts festival that is held every January/February in Portland, Oregon. This city-wide festival is focused on new work from Portland’s creative community in a myriad of art forms. The festival offers dozens of Portland-generated “acts of creation” each year. Projects range from fully staged world premieres, theatrical workshops and play readings, to ensemble, multidisciplinary and collaboration-driven work, to a variety of dance, comedy, film events and more. Fertile Ground spans the spectrum of artistic endeavors and further seeds the next generation of creation through artist conversations, workshops, lunchtime readings and more.
JAW New Play Festival from Portland Center Stage
The JAW New Play Festival is Portland Center Stage’s week-long assembling of artists and audiences to create new plays! Each July, artistic teams, including playwrights, directors, and actors, come together to rehearse — and a lot of times rewrite! — a new play. The final piece of the process happens during the weekend, when we share “music stand readings” with audiences so the playwrights can hear their work, often for the very first time!
Theatre 33 -- at the Oregon UFO Festival
In McMinnville. The playwright is responsible for providing the acting and directing team. This seems to be on hold for the time being.
Kennedy Center National Playwriting Program, Region 7
This regional competition is the largest and most prestigious for student playwrights.
The professional organization for playwrights. Limited resources available to non-members include a podcast and April's End of Play, a month of writing goals and community much like NaNoWriMo or Inktober.
Writer's Guild of America West
Writers Guild of America West (WGAW), is a labor union representing the thousands of creators who write scripted series, features, news programs, and other conten
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