Arcola Theatre accepting applications from BAMER playwrights

Arcola Theatre is partnering with The Orseis Trust to commission a talented and committed playwright from a traditionally underrepresented background, to develop an original work for Arcola’s main stage.

Arcola aims to produce world class, locally engaged and internationally minded theatre. They stand for an artistically adventurous, radical theatre, constantly interpreting and responding to an ever-changing contemporary British culture and society.

One writer will be selected and commissioned to write a new stage play for the main house in Arcola Theatre’s 2018/19 Season. This will be paid at the agreed UK Theatre / Writers Guild rates for Arcola Theatre Studio 1 productions.

Eligibility: They are looking for a playwright of 18 years + who has had at least one but no more than three professional productions in the UK, and who has not previously received a paid commission for a full-length stage play that has subsequently been produced (those who have received unproduced commissions are eligible).

How to apply:  To apply, please complete this application form, and send the following supporting documents to

  • A writing CV, or one page statement that lists any training and development programmes or opportunities you have taken part in, and a production history (including production dates, venue, director and play)
  • A one-page idea or pitch for a new play
  • A 20-30 page extract of a previously produced play

The winning play will premiere in Arcola’s main 2018/19 season.

Read full details here.

Deadline: 19 September 2017 at 5pm

Source: Arcola

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