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Free Monday

Filed under: New Competitions — Gina @ 21:43

I love bank holidays. A free day off – Hurrah! What have I been doing? Eating, drinking and writing – more hurrahs. I haven’t been doing all three together because that’s what made my keyboard sticky last time. Promise.

More stuff gone in the calendar including Sterts who are looking for one act plays, and the London Horror festival is doing their Stagefright competition again for short, radio horror. I was shortlisted 2 years ago and had great fun going to London for the final where our plays were recorded live by the Wireless Theatre Company – highly recommended. Oh yes, and if you want £1,000 you’d better have a look at Time Zone Theatre Company.

Another website to visit is David Lane’s. Every Monday he emails ‘Lane’s List’ which is full of useful links,interviews and articles so I can recommend you all sign up for that one.

So, this month I’ve been ill a bit (I’m better now, thanks), writing a bit (finished 1st draft of play-that-I’ve-been-writing-for-fucking-ever. Now for the rewrites. Luckily I like rewriting. In fact, sometimes I prefer rewriting to squeezing out that 1st draft.), submitting a bit (8 agent rejections for my book so far, but hope not lost yet) and I’ve even looked after the kids a bit (good Mommy).

An interesting thing has happened with my mosaic play for 6 actors – it’s become a play for 16 actors and has had a workshop with the Oxford Drama School thanks to Abigail Pickard Price, my lovely Director from last month’s rehearsed reading. I was going to put it in a drawer, but I’m now seeing if can have a whole new life – I’ll keep you posted.

It’s dark and cold in my office now (it’s not as swanky as it sounds) so I’m going to my sitting room which is warm and light and has a TV. Happy writing all. X




  1. Thanks for doing all the legwork, Gina. And congrats on the evolution of your rehearsed reading!

    Comment by georginatremayne — 04/05/2014 @ 23:10 | Reply

    • Thanks Georgina. Did your play go well?


      Comment by Gina — 05/05/2014 @ 22:35 | Reply

  2. Thanks Gina. David Lane’s site looks interesting. So following your recommendation have signed up.

    Comment by Vinod MOdha — 05/05/2014 @ 12:53 | Reply

    • I’m sure you won’t regret it. X

      Comment by Gina — 05/05/2014 @ 22:36 | Reply

  3. Hi Gina, Thanks so much for this blog – it’s a fantastic resource. I’m putting on an evening of short plays (in association with a new lit mag) was wondering if you might be able to highlight it in one of your posts? We’re inviting submissions – hopefully it might attract some new voices who are looking for an opportunity to have their work performed. The link and full explanation is here: I’d be greatly appreciative. Best wishes and regards, Ben

    Comment by Benjamin Miller — 05/05/2014 @ 12:57 | Reply

    • You’re in. Hope it goes well.


      Comment by Gina — 05/05/2014 @ 22:47 | Reply

  4. Hi Gina, I find your blog both amusing and helpful, personal and practical – thank you. As a fellow playwright I can relate to much of what you have to say..

    Comment by Aleksandra Andrejevic-Bullock — 11/05/2014 @ 21:51 | Reply

    • Thanks for your lovely comments, and glad to be of service.


      Comment by Gina — 12/05/2014 @ 20:18 | Reply

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