After the success of helping working class writers, director and actor Tom Stocks brings the critically acclaimed company Actor Awareness, back to its home in the North. With various new writing nights having been performed at Spotlight Studios in the heart of the West End, Actor Awareness has now set up these new writing opportunities in Wigan.
Their nights always have a set theme that is aimed at under-represented voices.
The story can be about anything as long as the piece is written and directed by playwrights who identify as a woman. Applicants can be any age, ethnicity, sexuality, background, etc. The piece must be between 10-15 minutes. Maximum 3 performers per show, plus the writer/ director, so 4 members in total for each group. They are looking for 5 pieces of live new writing. It can be short plays, poetry, monologues, short extracts of longer pieces.
They can help with casting calls, advice and some support when necessary, etc.
This event will be part of the Actor Awareness partnership with The Old Courts, taking part in their “Holding Cell” space in the heart of Wigan.
They always have an industry panel giving written feedback if wanted. Previously they have had the Julie Hesmondhalgh, The Octagon’s producer Catt Belcher, award winning writers such as Anna Jordan & Jon Brittain, casting directors such as Heather Basten, Suzanne Smith & Daniel Edwards, plus many more.
The date of the show will be Wednesday 20th April 2022.
Send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org for your entry. Please only attach your script, your name and a short synopsis of the piece and nothing else as they like blind casting.
Find more information on The Old Courts website
Deadline: 20 March 2022
Source: BBC Writersroom