Young Scriptwriting Competition

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Penguin and the National Theatre to jointly launch The Big Break young scriptwriting competition next month...

From the Press Release:

On 1st September 2009 Penguin Books and The National Theatre Discover Programme launch The Big Break young scriptwriting competition. Young people nationwide aged 13 to 18 are invited to read award-winning author Meg Rosoff's debut novel How I Live Now and take the story, themes and characters as a starting point to create a treatment and the first scene of a script. Five winners will be invited to spend a day at the National Theatre Studio working with professional writers, National Theatre directors and actors to workshop and develop their scripts. They will also see a performance of Nation, based on a novel by Terry Pratchett, adapted by Mark Ravenhill, opening at the NT in November 09.


The judging panel consists of author Meg Rosoff, playwright Mark Ravenhill, Associate Director (Literary) of the National Theatre Sebastian Born, Associate Director of the National Theatre Discover Programme Anthony Banks and Editor of Penguin's teen online book community spinebreakers.co.uk Danielle Innes.
The competition will live on Penguin's teen website www.spinebreakers.co.uk and the National Theatre's Discover website www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/discover.

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