Write Now 5, an annual new writing event, is an essential element of the Jack Studio Theatre. The month-long festivals are created from submissions of previously unperformed plays from emerging or established writers, who live, work or study in south east London. The selection of plays for inclusion in the festival is made by the theatre’s team and a final panel of industry experts.
Each year three plays are chosen to be given either a full production or development time and rehearsed readings. During the festival we also premiere several short plays and run writing workshops and post-show discussions with playwrights and theatre practitioners.
One selected play will be given a full production in a two week run at the Jack Studio Theatre in May – June 2014. Two further selected plays will be given a week’s workshop time and rehearsed readings during the Festival. All playwrights who submit must have a strong connection to south east London.
What to submit: A full length play for a cast of five or fewer actors. A one page synopsis and application form also required. Further details and the application form can be found on their website.
How to apply: You must submit one hard copy of your play with your application form, and a copy of your play and application form should also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: Monday 27 January 2014