Sky Blue seeking short plays for British Theatre Challenge 2018 (£16 fee)

Sky Blue choose five plays to be produced in a London venue. One of the winning plays will also be chosen to be made into a short film. This year’s performance will take place in October at the Lost Theatre.

What you get: 

  • Given a full performance at the Lost Theatre, London
  • Developed by professional directors
  • Performed by professional actors
  • Given written assessments by theatre professionals
  • Considered for publication by two or more publishers
  • Filmed in performance by Mini Mammoth Films
  • A public audience will vote for their favourite
  • Mini Mammoth film award, 1 play turned into a short film
  • Up to 30 plays will be shortlisted

What you pay: There is a non-refundable entry fee of £16.

Rules/What to submit/How to apply:

  1. Play submissions that do not comply with all competition rules will be read in their entirety but may be discounted from the competition without notification to the writer or refund of entry fee.
  2. The competition is open to all nationalities, but plays must be written in English and unpublished for the duration of the competition.
  3. Plays must be written for the stage for more than one actor with a running time no more than 30 minutes.
  4. By entering the competition the writer affirms that their entry is original and they have sole rights to all matters contained within the play.
  5. The author’s name and contact details must be removed from all pages of the script. All pages to be numbered.
  6. The first page of each script should include a completed play synopsis of no more than 50 words, a list of characters, a description of setting.
  7. Entries must be submitted with full payment of £16 per play. Entrants may submit any number of plays and each play must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee.
  8. The organisers will not accept responsibility for the loss of scripts in transit.
  9. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence concerning the results will be entered into.
  10. Play submissions that do not comply with all competition rules will be read in their entirety but may be discounted from the competition without notification to the writer or refund of entry fee.

The entry form can be found on their website.

Deadline: 30 March 2018

Source: Playwrights’ Studio Scotland

 

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