Brockley Jack open to submissions for Write Now 5 Shorts

To launch the Write Now 5 Festival the Jack invites you to submit a 10 minute play based on the theme of ‘Speak Up, Speak Out.’  Performances will take place on Saturday 17 May 2-14, and selected writers will be announced on the website in mid-April.

Submission prompt:  “In 2013, US senator Wendy Davis spoke for ten hours straight to preserve women’s reproductive rights in Texas; Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the NSA, knowing that the moment he did he would be branded a traitor; Malala Yousafzai faced almost certain death when she spoke out against the Taliban.  Using the phrase ‘Speak Up, Speak Out’ as a starting point, we ask you to explore this incredible human trait, to say something when others won’t, in any way that you feel possible.  Whether it’s a revelation, a secret, the truth or a lie, we would like to hear from you, and we’d most certainly like to hear from your characters.”

Eligibility:  Writers are only eligible to submit one script to the competition.  Unlike other opportunities run by the Jack, writers are NOT required to have a connection to SE London.

What to submit:  Your script should meet the following guidelines:

  • Your script should not be longer than 10 minutes
  • Your script should have a minimum of 4 characters
  • Your script should address the theme, but it can be freely interpreted
  • Your script must be able to be performed with basic staging and technical support.

How to apply:  Please email your submission to  Full details can be found in this PDF:

Deadline: Monday 10 March 2014

Source:  Play Submissions Helper

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