The London Playwrights’ Collective is a collaborative, supportive and proactive community for writers.
Founded in 2007, The London Playwrights’ Collective’s approach is based on the belief that the playwrights should be central to the creative process, supported not only by their peers but also by other theatre practitioners from the early stages of developments. With specially designed workshops, the LPC offers an environment conducive to creativity and open to new ideas and methods. It is through this collaborative journey that it supports and cultivates new voices.
The LPC extends its activities from writers’ group and work-in-progress performances to networking events and outreach workshops as well as partnering up with outside theatre companies to create more opportunities for playwrights.
The LPC is committed to the support of all emerging playwrights!
Maude Laflamme, Gina Knox, David Bottomley, Darron Ward, Dianna Hunt, Daphne Larner
The writers’ group sessions are prepared, facilitated and lead by the writers themselves offering a unique blend of exploratory exercises and workshop techniques. Now in its fifth season, the LPC is proud to have worked with over 50 playwrights as well as various other inspiring theatre practitioners. Each season includes rehearsed readings utilizing professional actors and directors and culminating in a Platform performance of work selected by Theatre503.
Our special thanks to the following people and organisations whose continued support is invaluable:
Steve Harper, Lisa Spirling and all at Theatre503. Gene David Kirk. Francis Watson. Judith Bloor from The Rapport Group. Anthea Williams & Angela Bond from the Bush Theatre. Lorinda Freint from Battersea Literary Festival. Adam Leigh. Oval House Theatre. Kerry Irvine from ScenePool, Jackie Kane. Graham Jones. Thank you also to the following theatre practitioners who give their time and share their talent with us: James Farrell, Antonio Ferrara, Yolanda Ferrato, Mel Hillyard, Anne Khazam, Samuel Miller, Sarah Norman, Adam Quayle, Zoë Waterman, Francis Watson, Niall Costigan, Ann Marcusson, Annie Walker, Melanie Gray, Rachel Warren, Ben Upson, Eugene Washington, Graham Bowe, Luke Rutherford, Richard Woolnough, Samuel Lewis, Glennon Anderson, Curtis Jordan, Peter Lovstrom, Tayo Oyeniyi. And of course all the writers without which we couldn’t exist.