dinner and a show

It’ll be like this, but also with food and scripts.


We are now calling for all writers currently growing new-play seedlings to get in touch.

At this stage all we need from you is a sense of what you’re working on, or towards. This way we can start to plan out our dinners and how they will be most helpful for you.

Please email us at thevoiceinmyhands@gmail.com with what you’re dreaming, in whatever form you wish (synopses, finished drafts, and straight-up ramblings are all welcome).


dinner and a show is a development program that brings new writing into a shared social space.

Too often, writers feel unattended during the inception phase of their work. What if other artists could bear witness and provide a safely-sprung sounding board to the wildness of early drafts?

dinner and a show will facilitate a monthly reading of a new writing project. Please note, new writing does not simply mean new plays; this category may be as broad as the writer could wish it.

All the writer has to do is show up. Artists will be arranged and a home-cooked meal will be provided for all those attending.

That’s it.

Read the play, eat the food, probably chat about the play.

Across this series there will be an ongoing conversation about what new writing can contain and where it might stretch to – each writer will either be interviewed or contribute in some way to the VIMH blog about what is driving their work.

dinner and a show wants to inspire conversation, connection and collaboration. If you’re keen on getting involved please just drop us a line.

dinner and a show is being generously supported by The Rodney Seaborn Playwriting Support Fund.