From page to stage...
We hold our Page to Stage events twice a year – with five 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
Saturday 7th November 2020 [provisionally]
Seven Arts, 31a Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS7 3PD at 7.30pm
Sadly, due to the coronavirus outbreak, we've had to postpone our May Page to Stage event. But we're holding on to the scripts we chose for performance in May and we'll be using them in November, if we're able to. So if you're one of our five selected writers, don't worry, you'll still see your work performed and get feedback from the experts... eventually!
As always, we're hoping our esteemed host Michael Stewart will be free to lead proceedings on the night, and we've put together a great panel of pros for you!
WRITER MICHAEL STEWART
OUR DISCUSSION HOST
OUR PANEL FOR NOVEMBER 2020
Always incisive feedback for writers from top-of-their-game professionals
TV writer and our trusty Page to Stage host
Writer & producer (Ackley Bridge, All Creatures, Slung Low Shorts)
Award-winning television and radio writer
(EastEnders, The Citadel)
Film and TV writer (Their Finest, Shetland, Vera, The Level, Misbehaviour)
3 x RTS, 2 x BAFTA & 1 x NTA Award-winning writer and producer
Award-winning writer & filmmaker; head of screenwriting at LBU
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!