Are you a playwright preparing to apply for the next round of the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting? The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting is the UK’s biggest national competition for playwriting. It is the search for great new plays and great writers. They look for scripts that are original and unperformed, by writers of any experience.

In order to support you in exploring your writing practice – whether you are coming to playwriting for the first or 100th time.  The Bruntwood Prize are bringing together some of the most exciting playwriting talent to support your journey towards creating a play which they hope you will submit for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2025!

There are a series of incisive workshops exploring the personal practice of 9 exemplary playwrights and designed a series of 8 well-being workshops with neuro-psychodynamic coaching psychologist Anna Webster. 9 MONTHS TO BIRTH YOUR PLAY will offer every artist working in the world of new writing an invaluable opportunity to stop and notice how they create work: what are they seeking? What are the feelings and needs that drive them and their characters? How do they counter overwhelm and self-doubt to enter their flow state?

9 MONTHS TO BIRTH YOUR PLAY aims to be an invaluable resource and opportunity for artists to explore well-being-centred approaches to their practice whilst gaining a more rigorous understanding of the psychology of drama.

These workshops will be posted to their Writing Resources page – no sign ups, no registration, free for all to access.

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