CLF Art Cafe seek writers for scratch night

The CLF Art Café / aka The Bussey Building calls for submissions for their first ever scratch festival in March 2014.  Have you got a brilliant new piece of theatre, spoken word, comedy or cabaret act?  If so, the CLF Art Café is offering emerging artists the opportunity to submit wild and wonderful pieces of new work ten to fifteen minutes in length to take part in the WRITE HERE, WRITE NOW Festival and get your work on a London stage.

How to apply: to submit your entry, send us a one minute Vimeo/YouTube clip introducing yourself and your idea, along with a written proposal and any other relevant previous experience in less than 100 words.  Please also ensure that you are free during the festival period 3rd – 23rd March.

Email your submission to with WRITE HERE, WRITE NOW in the subject line.

Deadline:   5pm, 16th December 2013.

Source: IdeasTap Jobs page.

Ghost Dog Productions seeking 10 minute plays

Ghost Dog Productions is running a new writing night on 20th-22nd Jan at The Horse & Stables in Waterloo, London and they are looking for contributors. They require 10 minute plays on the theme ‘beginnings’. There are no other rules to consider except for the fact that the performance will take place on a small stage in a tiny theatre.

*(They are also looking for directors, to be considered for this, send them your CV)*

How to apply: email scripts to

Deadline: 23rd December 2013

Source: IdeasTap Jobs page.


Wanted – writer for young people for arts project

The project: The Box is a new collaboration between Stoke-on-Trent Libraries and B Arts aimed at 9-13 year olds and their families and funded by Arts Council England and local partners. Part-theatre piece, part digital workspace, it will tour libraries and other venues in Stoke-on-Trent over the next three years and will consist of two inter-related elements:

  • The Box – a short theatre performance for one person at a time, based on an existing story that takes place in a specially-built environment. This will run on a drop-in basis during library opening hours.
  • The Playbox – an area for reading and writing. Sofas, digital tools such as tablets and print on demand will combine to enable participants to make their own creative responses and reflections on the story they have experienced. Young people will be able to stay and create for ten minutes or two hours.

The brief: the creative team are inviting applications to fulfill a Writer for Young People brief. The successful writer will be responsible for creating the overall narrative that forms the starting point for the project, either from a classic source or newly written. They will work with the creative team to realise the short theatre performance in The Box, and the creative response activities in The Playbox based on this narrative.

They are open to job shares, partnerships and organisations as well as individual applications.

How to apply:  e-mail B Arts at for a copy of the brief.

Deadline: Friday 13th December 2013 at 12 noon (applicants must be available for an interview in Stoke-on-Trent on 10th January 2014.

Source: Arts Council Jobs webpage