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Write Now Festival 2013 Guide



Liverpool's Write Now One Act Play Festival has proved to be a great success and lots of fun.

Financially it has broken even every year over its four year history (2010 - 2013), something that wasn't anticipated being a fledging event.

It was however forecast that Write Now be in a profitable situation by the conclusion of its fourth year but that was perhaps a difficult target given the financial climate we have and are still enduring.

Thus the decision has been taken that Write Now 2013 be our final year (for now, anyway!)

We may come back at some point; we need to look at giving ourselves time to explore how the model can work better, get our planning tighter, create a fantastic line-up and build on the feel that everyone liked in the first four years but with a greater financial return.

We hope that this 'postponement' isn't too much of a disappointment to those who have already begun working on submissions for what would have been our fifth year. Or to those who were hoping to participate. Or to those who were planning to come along and see the pieces.

We regret having to take this path, but overall we are happy with the decision.

The Actors' Studio and Unity Theatre were pleased to host Write Now's first four years, and we thank all involved at both venues.

So, to all of the playwrights who submitted, to those who were invited; to all of the performers who auditioned and those who helped stage the fifty or so pieces performed; to the technicians, the stages managers, the designers; to the script-in-hand readers, to the forum panellists, to the workshop leaders, the patrons, the adjudicators, the website and branding designer and to the many, many hundreds of people who supported Liverpool's Write Now One Act Play Festival ...

We thank you and hope you continue to support new writing.

Ian Moore

Festival Founder and Director

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