Call for fifteen minute scripts
Fifteen minute plays or extracts wanted for a new drama showcase at the Etcetera Theatre, Camden. The evening will consist of four new pieces, each to be directed to performance standard. If your play is selected, submission deadline is 16 August, it will be cast and directed by the director whom you will work with during rehearsals. This is no-budget, non-profit initiative promises to be an exciting evening in an intimate space where writers can get their work in front of an audience. For submission guidelines go to www.littlepiecesofgold.com.
Get in line with online
Brilliant writers wanted to submit exciting, original scripts for any genre. The only caveat is that it must be something that can be released online. New production company, Orpheos, is launching a website in September which will release new content monthly. There’ll be a natural inclination towards projects that can be produced on low budgets at this stage as ready access to high quality production equipment is not matched by funding. The first offering will be a comic silent film, the second a reflective radio play. Ultimately Orpheos wants to build strong relationships with writers leading to long-term collaborations. Find out more at www.organisedchaosproductions.co.uk.
Write right now
Would be good to see the work of LPC members performed next year in Liverpool, which is the place to send scripts for Liverpool’s Write Now Festival for one act plays. There are two alternatives, scripts for an adult audience and plays for children, to attract a family audience. Running time for the former is 50-60 minutes and for the latter 35-45 minutes. Choose simple settings, no adaptations, original pieces. The winning plays will be performed at The Actor’s Studio, in Liverpool city centre between 15 and 23 April 2011. All you need to know can be found at www.writenowfestival.co.uk.
Two chances for one script
A monthly inspiration underpins the Rogue Writers’ evening at the Canal Café Theatre. For the next one on 30 August, on it’s a Brendan Behan quote: ‘I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.’ The deadline for 15 minute plays, with two or more characters, is 16 August. You can send the same script for Park Project, scripts brought to life in an unnamed London park, taking place on Sunday 15 August and Sunday 22 August. Put Park Project or Rogue Writers in the header and send scripts to email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help meet shortage of 15 minute duologues
Colin Burden of The Bootleg Theatre Company thinks 15 minute duologue play scripts are in short supply – he should visit an LPC Platform – so he’s appealing for submissions. The company requires 15 minute two hander plays with very simple settings - think duologues – to be considered for its twice yearly short play compilation productions. These are produced in Salisbury followed by a short southern tour. Contact Colin Burden on (0172) 421476 or through www.bootlegtheatre.co.uk
Put your creativity to an audience vote
New writing is at the heart of a bi-monthly event at the Broadway theatre in Barking where scripts undergo rehearsed readings. A platform for London’s writers, giving them feedback from audiences and an opportunity to see their work developed, Script This invites playwrights to submit 10 pages of script, selects four from assessment by a panel, then gives the four winning selections a rehearsed reading in front of a live audience. And the audience votes for the evening’s winner. Themes might be about East London and Essex, but not necessarily. The evening’s winner returns two months later to show the development of their play in a longer piece to the always eager audience. Send the ten page extract – or ten minutes -
email@example.com. Website is www.thebroadwaybarking.com.
Female scripts wanted for new book
An Anthology of Plays by women, to be published next year by Aurora Metro Press, will carry new plays by female playwrights about contemporary issues. The deadline for entries in 1 October 2010. Send to Aurora Metro Press, 67 Grove Avenue, TW1 2NQ.