Call out for comedy shorts inspired by Anita and Me (£300 prize)

Comedy shorts inspired by Meera Syal’s book Anita And Me are wanted for Theatre Cloud’s The Creative Comedy Project competition.

Theatre Cloud wants a piece of comedy that deals with one or more of the themes from the book –  a coming-of-age tale that follows Meena, a girl growing up in the only Punjabi family in a 1970s Black Country mining village and her friendship with Anita, a cool resident.

What to submit: A piece of comedy no longer than 500 words. It could be experimental, satire, spoof, wit or wordplay. Theatre Cloud is looking for all formats of written comedy. It could be the opening to a sitcom, a scene of a play or just a silly story.

It must deal with one or more of the themes from Anita and Me, including family, coming-of-age, migration, racism, love and friendship, cultural and social change.

What you get: A first prize of £300 with two runners up receiving £150 and £50 respectively. A fourth prize will be awarded to the Crowd Favourite as determined by the submission receiving the highest number of likes on Theatre Cloud’s website.

Everybody who participates in the project before Saturday 1 April 2017 will receive an exclusive £10 ticket offer  (valid on 2 tickets) to see Anita and Me on stage at their local theatre.

How to apply: Register here.

Deadline: 7 May 2017

Source: London Comedy Writers

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