Arcola Theatre accepting submissions for ‘Voices from the future’ (18-25)

The Arcola Theatre along with London Metropolitan University are looking for three writers for their ‘Voices from the Future’ scheme. The chosen writers will  attend a week of playwriting workshops led by a professional playwright culminating in developing a piece of new writing for performance at the Arcola this December.

During the workshop week, writers will explore the issues surrounding climate change, explore playwriting form and style, and also have access to some of the UKs leading experts in the field. On the final day of the week, writers will have opportunity to test out their ideas and gather further stimulus by  going in to local primary schools where the Arcola will run creative workshops looking in to climate change. After this, writers will have three weeks to develop a short (15 to 30 minute) piece that deals with the real-world effects of climate change.

Additional information:

  • This opportunity is open to IdeasTap members aged 18-25 only.
  • The week of writing workshops will run from Monday 4 to Friday 8 November.
  • The scratch performances will take place on Sunday 1 December, with a rehearsal day on Saturday 30 November.
  • The project will culminate in early December with a scratch reading of these new scenes at the Arcola Theatre as part of Green Arcola’s Green Sunday programme. Arcola Theatre will provide a professional director and actors to rehearse and stage these readings, along with all technical support.
  • Please note that no expenses will be paid.

Judges at the Arcola are looking for ” interesting ideas concerned with how to overcome the difficulties playwrights might face when addressing issues of climate change. They are especially interested in finding original, new voices that tackle the effects of climate change in an innovative and engaging way”.

How to apply: applications must be made through IdeasTap where applicants can submit supporting documents.

Deadline: 21 October 2013 at 5pm.

Source: IdeasTap Creative Briefs Page.

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