Adrian Harris leads the first session of our June Zoom duo this evening, Wednesday, 16, with a look at the opportunities and resources on offer for writing and recording podcast drama.

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Wednesday, 16 June at 7.30pm on Zoom: So you’re thinking of writing a drama podcast…

Podcasting offers writers unprecedented opportunities to find audiences for their audio drama. Adrian Harris takes us through some of the information and resources out there to help with your online audio venture.

Wednesday, 30 June at 7.30pm on Zoom: Open Workshop

Meeting cancelled

We’ve needed to cancel tonight’s meeting, but will be back on Zoom in July. Please get in touch using our ‘Book a workshop slot’ form if you have work to air at a summer session.

Get in touch using our ‘Book a workshop slot’ form to grab some midsummer feedback on your scriptwriting in progress.


Festive plays with Plymouth connection for Ocean City Radio

Plymouth community station Ocean City Radio is seeking 20-minute festive audio plays with a connection to the city for recording and broadcast in December.

Your short play should target Ocean City’s 29 to 49 audience age range and feature a cast of two actors — although it’s fine to call for more than two characters with the actors playing multiple parts. Your script’s content and subject matter should also suit a daytime audience.

Ocean City Radio will assess submissions anonymously, so your front cover sheet should include only the play’s title and a character list. Include a final page with your name and contact details, your or the play’s connection to Plymouth, the script’s genre, and a synopsis.

Ocean City Radio is run and staffed by volunteers and there will be no payments to anyone involved in the project’s productions. The successful writers will have their work broadcast on the station and subsequent access to the recordings.

Email your completed script in PDF format to by 8 August. If you have any questions about the project, please ask Kay Mowbray at the above submission address.