The Literal Challenge

The Literal Challenge / The Space / Theatre Delicatessen



Since February 2015, Sebastian has been running 28 Plays Later, in which writers commit to writing a new play every day during the month of February, inspired (or not) by a daily challenge set to them by him. Over the past 4 years (or rather, 4 months), the project has generated 19,524 new plays and engaged with 877 writers worldwide, some professional playwrights and some novices.


Following the success of “28 Plays Later”, Sebastian has formed The Literal Challenge, an umbrella organisation that offers writing challenges for writers of all levels of experience (from novices to professionals) as well as an online community.


At the moment they are running three challenges, in February (for playwriting), June (for short stories) and October (for non-fiction).


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