As part of its relaunch in September, the Quarterhouse Theatre in Folkestone will be holding a monthly scratch night starting in October.
The scratch nights will work as a platform for artists, performers, writers and directors to share their new work with audiences. They are looking for 10 – 20 minute scripts.
- The first scratch night will be held on 2nd October 2013.
- Further nights will take place on 6th November and 4th December – Deadlines TBC.
- This is an unpaid opportunity with no budget for travel expenses so do bear this in mind if you don’t live in the Kent area.
- Writers and directors will be responsible for casting their own work and writers will be responsible for finding a director.
- This is ‘bare bones’ theatre, so please keep lighting and set requirements to a minimum.
- Performances must be strictly 20 minutes MAX.
How to apply: Send your submissions, which can include an outline of your work, how long it will run for, the script (if there is one), and a little about yourself/your company to: Quarterhousescratch@gmail.com.
Deadline: For 2nd October performance – Saturday 14th September at 12 noon.
Source: Arts Council Jobs Board.
Our weekly round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).
White Rabbit are celebrating the 5th birthday of their successful story telling cabaret evening, ‘Are You Sitting Comfortably?’, with two new shows. The first of which has the theme ‘animals’ and will take place on the 13th September 2013 at the Toynbee Studios.
Writers are invited to submit short stories of no more than 1000 words inspired by the theme of animals.
How to apply: Submit stories to email@example.com. Visit the website for more information.
Deadline: 6th September 2013
Source: Arts Council Newsletter
Two professional theatre practitioners will be producing an evening of Tiny Plays about London. They are looking for plays which are no more than four minutes long. They can be about anything which captures your imagination….
“living, working, commuting, dating, loving, hating, surviving, thriving, socialising and anything else besides! They could be your experiences, or your fantasies, fiction or non, happy or sad. Realistic or absurdist, Historic, current, or futuristic, scripted or just depicted without words. With singular or collective characters“
They are happy to accept submissions from both established and first-time writers; .
Additional information: They are looking to put this production on in London in Spring 2014. All writers whose work is used will be contacted and credited.
How to apply: For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or @TinyPlaysLondon
Deadline: 15 October 2013
Source: Arts Council Jobs Board