In today's Guardian, playwright Zodwa Nyoni explains how she got started in playwriting

Make lists
I started to build lists over time. I researched theatre companies in my region. I signed-up to mailing lists and received information on current and upcoming seasons. I looked up the actors, directors and writers working with these companies. I read and watched theatre. I followed people on social media and as a result widened the field to producers, artistic directors, literary associates, competitions, prizes, workshops and resources such as the BBC Writersroom and the Aerogramme Writers’ Studio, and specifically for my region: Script Yorkshire and the West Yorkshire Theatre Network. It was useful having the information and knowing what and who was out there.