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Write Now right here in Liverpool

Published: 14 October 2012
Reporter: David Upton

Liverpool's annual one-act playwright competition launches its search for submissions for 2013.

Since 2010, Write Now has staged 26 brand new one-act plays, more than 100 performances across a total of 30 days and some of the finest new writing on Merseyside (and beyond). But 2013 will be more playwright-centric.

Each invited piece will receive a first performance followed by a post-show discussion. It is hoped the discussion will prompt possible changes, rewrites and so forth which will be taken into the rehearsal space for a re-work workshop.

Following this, the piece will receive a pre-show discussion to bring the audience up to speed about the process and then a second performance.

Submissions will open for Write Now 2013 from Tuesday January 1 2013 and close on Friday March 29 2013.

The festival will take place at Liverpool’s Unity Theatre, Hope Place between Tuesday and Saturday September 17-21, 2013.