About Women’s Writes
Women’s Writes is a festival of new writing showcasing female
voices. The aim of the evening is to promote female identifying playwrights and stories with female driven narrative.
What to submit: they are looking for plays about complex, intricate female characters who don’t stick to any of those boring archetypal forms. Women who are intelligent, courageous, fallible and complex. Your piece will be female driven narrative, although characters of all genders are welcomed.
You can submit either a 10 minute extract from a larger piece of work or a 10 minute short play.
Please keep in mind that there will be no set or props provided, so keep things simple. Best to stick to the bare minimum of props, or to things the directors/actors can easily source themselves. It’s best also to stick to casts of fewer than three/four.
There will be a basic tech set up for minimal sound and lighting but each play will only have a short slot to tech their play – so don’t give them anything too fancy to deal with. Stick to basic lighting and sound.
How to submit: send your 10 minute play or 10 minute extract over to; firstname.lastname@example.org along with
a brief (less than 100 word) synopsis and a little bit of information about you!
What happens next? if your short is included in Women’s Writes then it will be paired with a director and cast to rehearse.
Where is it? the first Women’s Writes Festival will take place at The Arcola Theatre on Sunday the 29th of September. The day will consist of two performances. The first show will begin at 5pm and the second show will begin at 8pm.
Deadline: 24 August 2019
Source: Playwriting UK Facebook Group