Simon Mole’s ground-breaking one man show is a spoken word adventure that takes place over the evening meal. Every family dinner needs a hero. Mike is twenty-three years old but still asks ‘what would Indy do?’ at times of crisis, and it’s crunch time when we meet him at a busy train station on his way to his Mum’s.
The project is an opportunity for you to work with spoken word artist Simon Mole and critically acclaimed site-specific theatre director Peader Kirk on a series of workshops where you will create new work which will be performed alongside Simon in the live shows on Monday 14th & Tuesday 15th October at Southbank Centre.
Eligibilty: Are you:
A poet/spoken word artist and keen to work on your writing and performance skills?
Between 18 – 25
Available on the following dates:
Monday September 30th – 6pm – 9pm
Wednesday October 2nd – 6pm – 9pm
Monday October 7th – 6pm – 9pm
Wednesday October 9th – 6pm – 9pm
Saturday October 12th – 11am – 6pm
Monday 14th October – 7.30pm – 10pm (performance)
Tuesday 15th October – 7.30pm – 10pm (performance)
The Southbank Centre can offer London travel expenses for participants and 2 tickets to one of the show nights.
How to apply: If you are interested, please email Bea Colley & Afia Yeboah at Literatureandspokenword@southbankcentre.co.ukwith your name, date of birth, email and phone number, and no more than 500 words on previous experience, any publications or performance experience and why you would like to be involved in the project. Please mark your email ‘Indiana Jones’.
This Autumn, the Royal Court will be running two Introduction to Playwriting groups, one for writers aged 18 to 25 and the other for writers aged 26 and over. Both groups are intended to help playwrights at an early stage in their career to develop their skills.
The groups will run for twelve weeks throughout the remainder of the year and in to 2014 and will take place on Mondays (18-25) and Tuesdays (26+).
How to apply: Send 10 pages of writing for the stage (it can be 10 pages of an existing play or something written especially for the application) along with a completed application form electronically to email@example.com if you can, but if not, send a hard copy to: GROUP SUBMISSIONS ROYAL COURT THEATRE SLOANE SQUARE LONDON SW1W 8AS.
Please note: Writing samples and application forms should be attached to one email and incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please visit the website for full terms and conditions and to download an application form .
Deadline: Friday 27 September 2013 at 6pm
Course dates: 14/15 October 2013 – late January 2014
The Resident Theatre Company (RTC) at Fullerton College, California, is seeking submissions of original full-length plays and original full length musical theatre works of any genre for it’s annual Playwright’s Festival to be held during January 2014 in the Fullerton College Bronwyn Dodson Theatre.
After the success of “Executed for Sodomy: The Life Story of Caterina Linck” at the Edinburgh Fringe, SHIFT Productions are on the hunt for new writers and are hoping to stage three productions between November and August 2014. They are looking for work that is bold, exciting and has something to say about how we live now. All submissions will be considered, however, they prefer work that is 50 – 80 minutes in length and requires 4 actors.
The Space is seeking playwrights for a brand-new playwriting competition, Script6. Six up-and-coming playwrights will take part in a six month programme which will include workshops and script development, culminating in writing a brand-new full length play. The final scripts will be given rehearsed readings by professional actors in a three-day Script6 Festival. A special panel will select one winning script which will then be developed and given a run at the Space.
This opportunity is open to writers who have already had a minimum of:
Two professional productions running for a minimum of three weeks OR three professional productions running for a minimum of two weeks.
How to apply: Visit the website for full details of course dates and then email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application pack. Submissions should take the form of a completed pack and a copy of a full-length play that you have written. Both should be sent via return email as .doc or .pdf documents.
Deadline: All completed applications must be received no later than 5pm on Monday 28th October 2013.
Paper Tiger are holding a one day masterclass which aims to introduce different ways to approach writing and editing collaboratively. As many writers work across theatre, opera, film and TV, they encounter multiple models of ‘collaboration’ at various stages in the writing process and this workshop will unpack ways to:
Identify core stimuli to write from and/or respond to
Generate material as a group
Plot and structure a collective narrative
Playfully edit a collective script using simultaneous dramaturgy
This opportunity is open to artists from all cultural backgrounds, including actors, writers and directors. Applications are welcomed from individuals as well as pairs/ groups.
Cost: £30 per participant. (Payment must be received in advance, on confirmation of your place and cannot be refunded if you cancel on or after Friday 20th September).
To apply: Send an email with your CV or Spotlight Link and a brief paragraph (200 words) on why you want to do the masterclass. In the case of joint applications from pairs/groups, please also submit an additional brief paragraph outlining your collective practice to date. Send for the attention of Felicity to email@example.com with “Collaborative Writing” in the subject line.
Date: The masterclass will take place on Saturday 28th September 2013, 10am – 6pm Venue: Bush Theatre (Attic), W12