JOIN OUR writers' evening!

Following the success of our first Writers' Evening earlier this year, we're doing it again!

Waste Not Theatre will be facilitating a Writers' Evening so that you can get your work read - and heard! It doesn't matter if you've never written before, or if you're an expert in finely crafted miniature stories...we want to hear from you. 


We're looking for

  • 10-minute excerpts or short pieces for up to five actors. We are looking for excerpts only, please do not send whole scripts, these will not be considered.

  • Your writing can be on any topic, in any form, whether poetic, abstract, hilarious, angry, or downright bonkers.

  • Our one request is that pieces should ideally be for more than one actor to perform - no monologues please.


We'll select pieces for each Writers' Evening and ask our actors to read them through. The reading is followed by a short feedback discussion between all the writers, actors and Waste Not. Our previous Writers' Evening showcased five pieces from five writers. 

We believe writers deserve feedback. So, as well as providing the opportunity to hear your work read, our aim is simply to create a safe space where you can get some genuine, constructive feedback on your ideas - not only from our actors and company members, but also from other writers - like you!

How to submit your writing

  • Before submitting, please follow this naming convention for your document: 

First name Last name - Title of your piece

This saves us lots of time, confusion and is a big help. 

  • Submit your writing using the form by midday on Monday 21st March 2022.

When is it happening?

This Writers' Evening will be held IRL in London on Monday 11th April 2022, 7pm to 10pm. Selected writers will be emailed further details. 


This is not a ticketed event for the public, this is for selected writers, participating actors and Waste Not Theatre only.