Origins Theatre Company accepting short plays for ‘From Page to Stage 2014’ competition (£7.50 entry fee)

Origins Theatre Company, based in the Isle of Wight, is looking for original 15 minute plays on the theme of ‘Turning the Tables’.

Six winners will receive £50 cash; the reward of seeing their play published; brought to the stage at a special event on the Isle of Wight in Spring 2015; lots of publicity; and the prospect of further performances by Origins Theatre Company.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Your submission must be a single scene using a bare set with no more than a couple of tables and four chairs, and a maximum of four characters and it can run for no more than 15 minutes.
  • Your submission can be in any genre – comedy, tragedy, thriller, satire, anything you like, but it must be entirely YOUR work and something that has never been performed before.
  • Entries must not include material that could be construed as offensive in terms of race, sexual orientation or religious faith
  • Entries must be printed single sided and double spaced on white A4 paper.
  • Each sheet should be numbered, and have a header including your surname and the title of the mini-play.The first sheet should have only the following information:
  • Your Name
  • Your Address
  • Your Email & Contact Number
  • The Title of Your Mini-Play
  • Synopsis No Greater Than 200 Words.

Entries must be accompanied by a cheque made payable to ‘Original Theatre’ (our previous name and the one that is on our bank account for the time being!) for £7.50. You can submit up to three entries, as long as the fee is paid for each one.

Entries must be posted to:Origins Theatre, Southdown Corner, Chale, Isle of Wight PO38 2LJ.

See the website for further information.

Deadline:  12 noon, Friday October 17 2014, and entries received after this date will not be considered.

Source: Playwright UK Facebook page

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