Opportunities – Pick of the Week: Jermyn Street Theatre seeking three female playwrights for commission

Each week we look through our pile of writing opportunities to pick out one we think is particularly worth your time. It could be an innovative brief, great prize money, a high-profile company, or just plain fun.

This week’s pick: Jermyn Street Theatre seeking three female playwrights for commission

Description: In late spring 2018, Jermyn Street Theatre is reviving Noel Coward’s great Tonight at 8.30. This is the first time in London since 1936 that all nine of Coward’s one-act plays will have been performed together.

Tonight at 8.30 explores themes of loneliness, relationships, family, fidelity, marriage, and performance. It does so with deep compassion and Coward’s characteristically sparkling wit. Playing in repertory with Tonight at 8.30 will be a new trio of one-act plays: Tomorrow at Noon.

Tomorrow at Noon will be a contemporary female response to Tonight at 8.30. Perhaps engaging with the mood, themes, characters or plot of one or more of the Tonight at 8.30 plays, each of the three Tomorrow at Noon plays will offer a vibrant 2018 reply. For this, Jermyn Street Theatre are seeking three female playwrights.

What’s so great about it? This opportunity is giving diversity in the arts the helping hand it needs! They are offering three female playwrights dramaturgical support to write a new one-act play during January – March 2018 and £1000 commissioning fee. As well as that, they are offering a non-exclusive publishing deal with Oberon Books, who will publish Tomorrow at Noon. 

This is an amazing opportunity for women in the arts to write a brand-new play with support of a competent creative team, and with the promise of production. So if you’re a female playwright looking to turn your career up a notch, this truly is a fantastic opportunity for you!

The deadline to apply is 10 November 2017, and you can  read full details here.

Please note, we’ve posted this for your convenience and we’re not affiliated with the organisers of the opportunity.

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