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From page to stage...

We hold our Page to Stage events twice a year – with between four and six 15-minute pieces presented in a studio theatre space in front of a paying audience.


Members can submit a standalone piece or an excerpt from a longer script and, if selected, your work will be rehearsed by professional actors and performed script in hand.


It’s a fantastic opportunity to find out how well your script is working – both from the instant audience reaction and constructive critique from our guest panel of insightful professional writers (we invite different panellists to each event).


Everyone who submits a script for the event receives written feedback from our co-chair Jonathan Hall, regardless of whether their piece is selected for the event.

Our next P2S event

GEMMA HEAD

COMEDY TRIBUTE NIGHT

Saturday 11th May 2019

Seven Arts, 31a Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS7 3PD at 7.30pm

Last autumn, we lost a very special member of Script Yorkshire. Gemma Head tragically died of cancer at the age of 44, just as Polterheist, the film she had co-written with film director and fellow Script Yorkshire member Dave Gilbank, had been released to great critical acclaim. To date, Polterheist has scooped 11 awards, including one for Best Screenplay.


Gemma was a very talented writer. Her comedy was sharp, poignant, relevant and always brilliantly observed. She was a great actor and stand-up too, and ran her own theatre company Whiteface Theatre.


Comedy really was her thing, and so we're dedicating this evening of funny 15-minute pieces by Script Yorkshire writers to our unforgettable Gemma. We were honoured to have her as a member.


As always, the after-show discussion will be chaired by our very own Michael Stewart, with feedback from our guest panel of professional writers.


Tickets directly from Seven Arts.

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Writer and actor Gemma Head

GEMMA HEAD

1974 - 2018

WRITER MICHAEL STEWART

OUR DISCUSSION HOST

OUR PANEL FOR MAY

Always incisive feedback for writers from top-of-their-game professionals

MIKE STEWART

Novelist, playwright,

TV writer and our trusty Page to Stage host

LISA HOLDSWORTH

TV writer (Ackley Bridge, Call the Midwife)

BAFTA-winning writer Mark Catley

MARK CATLEY

BAFTA-winning television writer (EastEnders, Casualty, Call the Midwife)

Artistic director and writer Aisha Khan

AISHA KHAN

Director and

co-artistic director of Freedom Studios Theatre Co

Writer and film director Dave Gilbank

DAVE GILBANK

Award-winning screenwriter

and film director

ONE MORE PANELLIST

To be announced

The actors perform the pieces

Our co-chair Jonathan Hall puts out a call for scripts via SYchat. After the deadline, he gets together with actor-director Emma Leah Golding to read all the submissions and select the pieces.


Then Emma casts and rehearses the selected pieces and the actors present them script in hand.


When you're writing your scripts, please bear in mind that we only ever have three actors. While they're amazingly versatile, they can't play a cast of thousands!

The panel members discuss the plays

The feedback panel deliberates

...then give invaluable feedback

Our York group offers regular performance events too. Check them out!

Too shy to submit? Come to our workshops first to gain confidence.

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