Organiser: Miranda Harrison
WHAT IS IT?
Page to Stage comprises rehearsed
readings of new theatre scripts, with feedback from an industry
panel. It's a bi-monthly event, held at The Horse & Stables
in central London.
appearing in 2008, Page to Stage has been the launch-pad for many new
writers who have subsequently had commercial success with their writing.
I relaunched the event in 2014.
HOW IT WORKS
i) 1st call-out: Writers are invited to submit a new theatre script of 10 mins – either a self-contained piece, or an excerpt from a longer play.
ii) Four scripts are chosen, and all applicants contacted.
iii) 2nd call-out: Trained actors and directors are invited to apply to the event's breakdown, with CVs, links to
iv) The four pieces are cast, and each is assigned a director.
v) Pieces, writers, panel, cast and directors are announced.
vi) Cast and directors meet on the night, with an intense 1½ hours to rehearse.
vii) Each piece is performed as a directed rehearsed reading, after which the
panel (comprising established playwrights, theatre directors,
literary managers etc.) offers
constructive feedback to the writers.