2019 is an iconic year in the relationship between Ireland and the United Kingdom. Not only is it one hundred years since the beginning of the War of Independence in Ireland and seventy years since the Republic of Ireland left the British commonwealth. It is also the year when the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union.
Green Curtain Theatre are looking for one-act plays of 60 to 90 minutes and maximum 4 actors that explore the theme of ‘breaking away’ with reference to the lives and experience of the Irish in multi-cultural Great Britain and Northern Ireland. This experience can be contemporary or historical, serious or comic.
All the plays will be judged anonymously so everyone has the same chance. The judges will be looking for work that says something about the experience of Irish women or men living in Britain. The competition is open to everyone who is Irish or part of the Irish Diaspora, no matter your age or level of education who is resident in the UK.
Until 7th October they can also offer feedback and guidance if you submit the summary of a plot plus a couple of pages of dialogue.
The winning play will be staged as part of the Breaking Away Festival in the summer and autumn of 2019 in London.
Deadline: 28 February 2019
Source: BBC Writersroom