Opportunities – Pick of the Week: The After School Club looking for plays with young female protagonists for production


Each week we look through our pile of writing opportunities to pick out one we think is particularly worth your time. It could be an innovative brief, great prize money, a high-profile company, or just plain fun.

This week’s pick:  The After School Club looking for plays with young female protagonists for production

Description: The After School Club are a brand new young female-led theatre company looking for a gem of a play to make their debut. They describe themselves as “sick of seeing plays where female roles are always supporting, or love interest” and want to explore the issues that young women face. They are looking for full length plays which they will produce at a London Fringe venue (TBC).

What’s so great about it?  Pairing up with an emerging theatre company is a great way to get your work up on stage, whilst learning first hand about the process of producing a piece of theatre (meaning you might just have the connections and experience to do it yourself next time!) The After School Club aims to work in a collaborative way, involving writers, directors and actors throughout the whole process, which we think will be really valuable for the writers involved. Better still, they’re looking for full length pieces  for a full production and as much as we love a good scratch night, there’s nothing quite like seeing your whole play up on stage. The only catch is that your play needs to have a female protagonist who is in their late teens/early twenties and you’ve got until 28 May 2017 to get your scripts in.

Read the full details here.

Please note, we’ve posted this for your convenience and we’re not affiliated with the organisers of the opportunity.

Photo courtesy of The After School Club

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