17percent seeking submissions for She Writes (Chatham, Kent – women writers only)

She Writes is an event featuring script-in-hand rehearsed readings of short plays and extracts from work in progress from female playwrights curated and run by 17Percent.

The new 4-weekly incarnation of She Writes, a regular night of new short plays by women starts on 4 August as part of Roundabout Nights (a regular live literature night) at the Alexandra Hotel in Chatham. The format is a script-in-hand performance, showcasing about 8-10 plays on a loose theme at each event. The night is programmed and produced by Sam Hall.

They are currently accepting submissions for the following dates/themes:

  • 1 September 2014 – Vacations:  Plays themed around holidays. Submission deadline: 18 August
  • 29 September 2014 – Byron:  To coincide with the Rochester Literature Festival, we will present a script-in-hand reading of plays inspired by the ‘Mad, Bad and Dangerous to know’, Lord Byron. Submission deadline: 15 September.

(Note:  They are currently prioritizing plays from those who can attend the performances, to get the most out of the experience of seeing their play read.)

What to submit:  Ideally they are looking for plays of 10-15 minutes maximum, but we accept shorter (and sometimes a couple of minutes longer). They don’t have a limit for how many characters, but with a shorter play a maximum of 4 or 5 seems to work best.  They are also accepting extracts from work in progress. Please send a synopsis of the rest of the play, and describe how the piece fits in.

See full details of submissions guidelines for writers.

How to apply:  Email your script to 17percentevents@gmail.com.

Deadline:  18 August 2014 (Vacations Theme);  15 September 2014 (Byron Theme)

Source:  Lane’s List, @Playwriting_UK


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