To launch the Write Now 5 Festival the Jack invites you to submit a 10 minute play based on the theme of ‘Speak Up, Speak Out.’ Performances will take place on Saturday 17 May 2-14, and selected writers will be announced on the website in mid-April.
Submission prompt: “In 2013, US senator Wendy Davis spoke for ten hours straight to preserve women’s reproductive rights in Texas; Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the NSA, knowing that the moment he did he would be branded a traitor; Malala Yousafzai faced almost certain death when she spoke out against the Taliban. Using the phrase ‘Speak Up, Speak Out’ as a starting point, we ask you to explore this incredible human trait, to say something when others won’t, in any way that you feel possible. Whether it’s a revelation, a secret, the truth or a lie, we would like to hear from you, and we’d most certainly like to hear from your characters.”
Eligibility: Writers are only eligible to submit one script to the competition. Unlike other opportunities run by the Jack, writers are NOT required to have a connection to SE London.
What to submit: Your script should meet the following guidelines:
- Your script should not be longer than 10 minutes
- Your script should have a minimum of 4 characters
- Your script should address the theme, but it can be freely interpreted
- Your script must be able to be performed with basic staging and technical support.
How to apply: Please email your submission to email@example.com. Full details can be found in this PDF: http://www.brockleyjack.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Write-Now-5-Shorts-Guidelines.pdf
Deadline: Monday 10 March 2014
Source: Play Submissions Helper