New Writing

Writing with KDCKDC Theatre prides itself on its New Writing programme, and the last few years have seen this grow and develop into a fantastic resource for people interested in directing, in hearing new work, and especially in showcasing their own stuff.

So we need writers. We need one act plays. We need spirit and poetry and life and stories spilled out onto paper, imagination captured on a word processor and tales that need to be told.

What sort of things do we do?

The KDC Theatre New Writing programme has several outlets which may appeal to writers wanting to showcase and experiment with new work.

Round Table Readings

A private room in a bar, intimate surroundings and free for all to attend. Those in attendance may even be asked to read. This is a) a great chance to see if a play is suitable to put in our New Writing bank, and b) an amazing opportunity for writers to hear their work with fresh ears from fresh mouths.

Rehearsed Readings

An opportunity for a piece of new writing to undergo a basic staging for presentation (script in hand). Great for writers to grapple the more technical aspect of stagecraft in scriptwork, and great for directors intersted in getting familiar with KDC Theatre and trying some ripe material.

The KDC Theatre New Writing Season

The jewel in the crown of KDC New Writing. A week’s run of two of our one act plays as companion to the rest of the KDC Season. A chance for your writing to be produced, and presented as a full production.

So what can I do?

This is an amazing opportunity. Tell all your friends that write plays. Tell all your friends interested in new work and works-in-progress. Tell anyone you know who’s ever watched a play and said “Pff… I could do better than that!”

Theatre starts with a script. A script starts with an idea. Ideas come from the imaginations of writers.

So if you’re interested or want to learn more, write to our new-writing coordinator, at