Short plays sought for ObamAmerica festival at Theatre503

Short plays are sought for ObamAmerica, a festival of new writing to be produced at Theatre503 in London.

Over Here Theatre Company is seeking submissions of fifteen minute plays for ObamAmerica, a festival of new writing to be produced at Theatre503 in London in the spring of 2014. The festival, which will run 27 May to 7 June, is about life under the Obama administration, looking at all aspects from political to personal.

Barack Obama is a powerful and charismatic figure, one whose election promised great change and provided hope for a difference to American society and the world at large after eight years under George W Bush. Did Obama fulfil those dreams of the American people or has he offered more of the same? Has foreign policy changed? Race relations? How have President and Mrs Obama affected the way society sees African Americans? Is he really on the side of the poor or caught up in the machinations of Capitol Hill? What about his controversial use of drones and the assassination of Osama Bin Laden?

ObamAmerica will explore a wide variety of viewpoints and issues through thought provoking and entertaining short plays.

Over Here is accepting submissions from both new and more seasoned playwrights. Playwrights need not be American but should have an ear for the uniqueness of American speech patterns and a good knowledge of the United States.

Although this is not a paid opportunity, selected plays will receive a full production.

How to submit: Submissions should be sent in PDF or Word Documents to overherescripts@btinternet.com.

Deadline: 15 February 2014

Source: BBC Writersroom

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