As part of their Arts Council-funded writer development programme Write Up! 2021, Down Stage Write are looking for Devon and Cornwall-based playwrights who have a full-length play for 1-3 actors which they wish to develop.
They’re looking for bold plays with something to say about the world today, rooted in but not limited by the region.
3 plays will be given a one-day workshop/reading with professional actors and directors and dramaturgical feedback from the team at Down Stage Write.
There will be subsequent opportunities for some plays to be considered for a 2 and 5-day rehearsed reading workshop.
All writers that apply will be added to the Down Stage Write mailing list and kept informed of future opportunities. They’re keen to use this call-out not only to find the plays for workshopping but also to ‘meet’ writers and learn about their work.
You should be:
• A playwright of any age and experience level
• Based in Devon and/or Cornwall
Your play should be:
• 60+ minutes
• For stage
• For 1-3 Actors
• Original (not an adaptation or translation)
• Unproduced or developed elsewhere
Writers please submit:
• A short bio (300 words max.) about you and your work
• A short paragraph detailing what you would want to get from the reading workshop (200 words max.)
• Your script in a recognised stage format in Word or PDF format
Email applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 30 March 2021
Source: BBC Writersroom