Welcome to our Write Now Playwrights’ Page

Over the past six years we have programmed 19 full length dramas and 33 shorts as part of our annual new writing festival. They have presented a rich and vibrant range of theatre voices, with relevant, contemporary and often surprising stories. We are very proud to have premiered these plays at the Jack.

To refresh your memory, or if you were unable to see them the first time round, we have a selection of extracts from these winning plays for you to read.

Each writer’s page also enables you to catch up with the playwright, and find out what they are doing now. Please click on each writer’s image to access their page.

We hope you enjoy reading!

Please note all scenes are included for Festival purposes only. The permission of the author must be sought if any extract is to be used for any purposes. The extracts are not to be downloaded, copied or performed without permission from the author(s).

Melanie Pennant
No Rhyme
Melanie Pennant
Vinay Patel
Bump
Vinay Patel
Lucinda Barnett
Talking to Alice
Lucinda Barnett
Jessica Brown
Chocolate Bounty & Skinhead
Jessica Brown
David Weir
Better Together
David Weir
Martin McNamara
The Magic Hour
Martin McNamara
Tom Harvey
Pool
Tom Harvey
Natasha Berger
I'll Be Seeing You
Natasha Berger
Judith Bryan
Keeping Mum
Judith Bryan
Olga Nikora
rock paper scissors
Olga Nikora
Max Katz
Box Chicken
Max Katz
Carol Vine
Borderland
Carol Vine
Gemma Mills McGrath
Botticelli’s Angels
Gemma Mills McGrath
Tom Green
Fighting
Tom Green
Joseph Wilde
Dog Country
Joseph Wilde