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August 23rd 2021, News Original Playwriting
by David Emery, Winner of the Original Playwriting Competition 2020 Writing is a funny old thing for me. I can’t say that I ever truly enjoy it but unfortunately I just can’t quit. I’ve tried, many times, and in many different ways. Gradual withdrawal, cold turkey, shock therapy, leaches –no ...

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August 12th 2021, News Original Playwriting
SFD Original One Act Playwriting Competition 2021 Closing date 12th September 2021 The closing date for this years competition is fast approaching. With just a month to go it is time to polish that final draft.. Are you happy with your plot? Is this a story that will engage the panel of readers and ...

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April 9th 2021, News Original Playwriting
The 2021 Original One Act Playwriting competition is now open! Authors from across the South-West are invited to submit their scripts to the Secretary of the SFD by noon on Sunday 12th September 2021. Now is the time to write that one act play that you have always wanted to write, or see performed. ...

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March 1st 2021, News Original Playwriting
By Brenda Shrewsbury The strange year that was 2020 produced a crop of very fine scripts that gave the reading panel of the SFD some much needed focus and very enjoyable reading. After lively debate (completed this year via emails and Zoom!) we produced a short list of five One Act plays. Soul Mates ...

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December 3rd 2020, News Original Playwriting
by Brenda Shrewsbury The strange time we are living in has produced a bumper crop of entries for this year’s competition. In March, at the opening of the competition I had speculated we would have a raft of dystopian scripts. In fact the entries were a varied selection, covering not only livin ...

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