Windsor Fringe accepting one act submissions to 11th annual Kenneth Branagh Drama Writing Award (amateur playwrights only; £5 entry fee)

Amateur playwrights are invited to submit unpublished one-act plays for the 11th annual Windsor Fringe Kenneth Branagh Drama Writing Award.

Eligibility:  Only amateur playwrights are eligible; only one script per author will be accepted. Each play must be an original work by the entrant, and submitted scripts must not have been previously published or performed.

What to submit:  Each play must be no more than 30 minutes long, have a cast of no more than six actors, and be suitable for staging in a studio theatre.

How to apply:  So that each script may be judged anonymously, the author’s name must appear on the cover page only, not in the script. Writers should submit two copies of their plays, printed on loose sheets of A4 paper with no binding or stapling. Pages must be numbered. No submissions will be accepted by email; no scripts will be returned. The cover page must show the name of the play and the author’s name, contact details and signature. A £5 reading fee will be charged per entry.  Please make cheques payable to Windsor Fringe. 

Scripts should be sent together with the reading fee to:

Windsor Fringe Kenneth Branagh Drama Writing Award
Suite 640, 24-28 St Leonard’s Road
Windsor, Berks. SL4 3BB    U.K.

What you pay:  There is a £5 entry fee to enter the competition.  The winning writer will receive £500.

What you get:  Three winning scripts will be selected for performance during Drama Nights at the Windsor Fringe in October. One of the three scripts will be chosen for the £500 prize.  The Windsor Fringe will underwrite the staging of the three plays with selected directors.

Schedule: The three winning authors will be notified by the middle of June 2014. Results of the competition will be announced through the media, the Windsor Fringe web//Twitter// Facebook sites during the last three evenings of the Windsor Fringe Festival, and the winner of the £500 award will be announced on the last night.

Deadline:  5 March 2014

Source:  @Playwriting_UK

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