Script This is the East Midlands’ playwriting initiative for new, emerging and established playwrights. Launched by Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, they are accepting ten minutes of scripts from writers (you do not have to live in the East Midlands).
Up to six scripts are selected for professional treatment by a professional director and a team of professional actors during an evening of rehearsed readings in front of a live audience. This audience then has the chance to feedback to the writers on the scripts they’ve just seen, before voting for which play they would like to see more of… the script with the most votes wins.
The winning playwright will then be invited back at a later date for a staged reading of their developed script, in front of an invited audience, which may include professional script editors, literary managers and artistic directors. Please note that winning scripts must have scope to become feature length plays ranging from forty five minutes to two hours in length.
How to apply: please send your ten minute extracts, along with your name and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 22 May 2014 at 23.30 (the performance takes place on 11 June 2014)