Dysthelexi’s SundaySurgery is a monthly development workshop for film, theatre and radio scripts, bringing together writers, actors and directors to work on new writing in a rehearsal room environment. It’s an opportunity for industry talent to work collaboratively and help writers progress their scripts. Culminating in a short showcase and post-performance discussion, writers, actors and directors can invite industry professionals to view their work and take away constructive feedback.
Since its inception in May 2010, several featured plays have gone on to full production. Talk To Frank, Staffroom, Nuclear Winter, An Insomniac’s Guide to Ambulances and Heads, Bodies, Legs all enjoyed runs in the Camden Fringe Festival, whilst The Taliban Don’t Like My Knickers was critically acclaimed at this year’s Toronto International Fringe Festival and Hangovers was performed to rave reviews in Budapest.
SundaySurgery also looks to actively support Dyslexic writers, not only in monthly workshops, but also the annual DYSPLA Festival, next taking place November 2014. Again, several plays developed at SundaySurgery have been performed as part of DYSPLA, with featured Dyslexic writers receiving exclusive exposure and promotion.
How to apply: They are now seeking submissions for their next SundaySurgery, taking place 2.00-6.30pm, Sunday 26th January 2014. Writers should submit a scene or script extract of up to 15 minutes in length, which has specific aspects for development – entire scripts cannot be considered. Please send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What you pay: There is a fee of £14 per session if your script is selected.
Deadline: None posted (However, note that the session will be taking place on 23 February 2014)
Source: Arts Council e-newsletter