Drip Action Theatre Company: Arundel Festival Theatre Trail open for submissions

Writers are invited to submit plays for the 2019 Arundel Festival Theatre Trail.The Arundel Festival Theatre Trail, conceived and presented by Drip Action Theatre Company, is now in its nineteenth year. It performs at the end of August, on each of the Festival’s eight days, eight short plays at eight different venues all over Arundel – this year, for example, in the Town Hall, a community centre, a restaurant and the Arundel Football Club. An audience of over 2,000 came to see the eight 2018 Theatre Trail plays.

The Trail is firmly established as one of the major components in the Festival and is a great showcase for both new and established writers, from the UK and beyond.

Who can apply: plays should be between 30 and 40 minutes long in English, easily staged, with minimum props and effects, and a maximum of four performers.

One play only per entrant, in hard copy (not e-mail) from UK-based writers. Please enclose an SAE if you’d like your play returned. Writers based outside the UK can submit their entry via email.

How it works: their reading committee will select the seven plays that will be performed, along with a specially commissioned piece, with the best submitted script receiving the Joy Goun award of £250 at the Theatre Trail launch in May 2019. Each successful playwright will receive a £200 writer’s fee.

How to submit: entries (which need not be anonymous) should be sent to:  Drip Action Theatre Trail 2019, The Arundel Festival, Arundel Town Hall, Maltravers Street, Arundel, BN18 9AP

For further information call Bill Brennan on 01903 885250 or email info@dripaction.co.uk

Deadline: 31 January 2019

Source: BBC Writersroom

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