Playhouse Playmaker

Playhouse Playmaker

Playhouse Playmaker is our series of programmes that offers professional playwriting support for ages 9 and up, as we look to develop and discover the best emerging talent from Oxfordshire and beyond.

Primary Playmaker is an exciting series of workshops for KS2, designed to improve literacy, develop storytelling skills and encourage children’s imaginations. This is a unique opportunity for pupils to write their own short play and understand the process which leads to a professional production.

A selection of their plays are performed by professional actors as part of our Young Players’ Festival.

Secondary Playmaker is a masterclass aimed at secondary schools, allowing them to explore all aspects of writing a play and bringing original ideas to life on stage

Young Playmaker is a series of weekly workshops for young writers aged 15 to 20, who are keen to write a short play. Led by professional playwright Renata Allen, participants will acquire the skills needed to develop your ideas, and create their first scenes.

Extracts of first drafts will be performed as rehearsed readings for the Young Players’ Festival, while a selection of plays are also performed by the Oxford Playhouse Young Companies in the BT Studio at the end of the Summer Term.

Playhouse Playmaker is our professional Writers’ Attachment Programme, managed in association with Oxford Playmaker and led by award-winning writer and director John Retallack.

New and emerging playwrights are invited to submit their work to be considered for a place on this free year-long programme. Beginning in October each year, writers attend eight Saturday workshops covering everything from developing an idea to getting it staged. 

Applications for Playhouse Playmaker 2017-2018 are now open and will close at midnight on Sat 1 July.

To find out more information please email playmaker@oxfordplayhouse.com

October 2017
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Steve Bugeja: Summer Camp
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How to Die of a Broken Heart
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Frogman Frogman & Ballet Black
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40+ Acting Company 40+ Acting Company & Frogman
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Frogman Frogman & Rise of the Mutants
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Oxford Fun Palace Oxford Fun Palace & Jenny Eclair: How To Be A Middle...
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People, Places & Things People, Places & Things & People, Places & Things - Onstage...
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Oxford Playhouse Choir Oxford Playhouse Choir & People, Places & Things Oxford Playhouse Choir & People, Places & Things & Plus1 more...
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People, Places & Things People, Places & Things & People, Places & Things - Onstage...
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People, Places & Things People, Places & Things & People, Places & Things - Onstage...
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The Oxford Revue: Best of the...
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The Oxford Revue: Best of the... The Oxford Revue: Best of the... & Bacchae
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40+ Acting Company 40+ Acting Company & The Oxford Revue: Best of the... 40+ Acting Company & The Oxford Revue: Best of the... & Plus1 more...
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The Oxford Revue: Best of the... The Oxford Revue: Best of the... & Bacchae The Oxford Revue: Best of the... & Bacchae & Plus1 more...
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The Oxford Revue: Best of the... The Oxford Revue: Best of the... & Bacchae
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Jumping Jack's Dance Intensive Jumping Jack's Dance Intensive & Crime and Punishment Jumping Jack's Dance Intensive & Crime and Punishment & Plus1 more...
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Crime and Punishment Crime and Punishment & Rita, Sue and Bob Too
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Oxford Playhouse Choir Oxford Playhouse Choir & Crime and Punishment Oxford Playhouse Choir & Crime and Punishment & Plus1 more...
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Crime and Punishment Crime and Punishment & Rita, Sue and Bob Too
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Crime and Punishment Crime and Punishment & Rita, Sue and Bob Too
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Driving Miss Daisy
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Driving Miss Daisy Driving Miss Daisy & An Englishman Abroad Driving Miss Daisy & An Englishman Abroad & Plus1 more...
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