Call out for 3 East Midlands’ Writers, Nottingham Playhouse

Nottingham Playhouse is looking to commission three East Midlands’ writers for a new digital project called Still Life: untold stories from Nottingham now.

Each writer will be paired with a member of Nottingham’s communities, maybe that’s an Amazon delivery driver, a first year doctor or the homeless person who sits in Market Square. Using these conversations as a starting point, the writers will pen new 5-7 minute digital dramas (monologue or duologue) that explore the unseen stories of how we live now.

The plays will be shot on location by the Playhouse team, in accordance with social distancing, with professional actors.

Each writer will be paid a fee of £1,000.

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The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 17 February 2021 at 10am.

We aim to have chosen the writers and begun creative conversations by the end of February.

The writing process will be during March, the films shot and edited in April, and released early May 2021.

To apply please submit:

  • A short sample of your previous work e.g. a scene from a play (up to 10 pages).
  • A CV. (Please include a line explaining your connection to the East Midlands.)
  • A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, downloadable from our website. (This form will be separated from your submission.)

Applications will be assessed by a diverse panel of theatre professionals, including Artistic Director Adam Penford.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission within 2 weeks of the deadline.

Submissions should be sent to: 

(Please send files as Word documents or PDFs.)

If you require an alternative way to make your submission please contact Frances Pearson, to discuss a suitable format.

Nottingham Playhouse is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity and working with people representative of the diverse communities we work with. We actively encourage submissions from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Disabled people.

Deadline: 17 February 2021

Source: Arts Jobs

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