East 15 playwriting competition open for submissions

East 15 Acting School is looking to produce a new writing play as part of their series of BA Acting final year performances in May/June next year. This play will be performed a minimum of two times at a London theatre during the summer 2015 term by a company of final year BA Acting students. The competition is open to IdeasTap members aged 18 and over.

Additional information:

The winning playwright will receive:

  • An opportunity to see a large-scale, professionally-trained cast perform their work
  • An opportunity to see their work directed by a professional director and supported by a professional technical crew
  • An opportunity to be involved in the workshopping and dramaturgical development of the play as it moves towards production
  • An opportunity to showcase your work to the industry in a minimum of two performances for which they will receive two free tickets per performance
  • They will receive a performance rights fee of £75 per show

The runner-up will win:

  • An opportunity to have their play workshopped for three days by a professional director and the final year BA Acting students.

10 IdeasTap members (including the winner and runner-up) will receive:

  • The opportunity to attend a day-long playwriting/dramaturgy workshop with an industry expert

Only examples of new writing will be considered. Screenplays, treatments, radio plays, prose, poetry or scripts for non-live performance will not be considered.

Your play should be no shorter than one hour, and no longer than 90 minutes in duration.

Your play must feature a minimum of six and maximum of 14 good roles. Doubling will be possible. By “good”, we mean roles that will provide actors with a challenge, not necessarily lead roles.

When selecting a play to submit, be mindful of the fact that the majority of performers will be in their early- to mid/late 20s.

How to apply: applications must be made through IdeasTap. you”ll find application details plus full terms and conditions on the website.

Deadline: 12pm on Wednesday 30 April 2014

Source: IdeasTap Creatvie Briefs page.

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