Encompass Productions seeking 5-20 minute pieces on ‘New Beginnings’ for Bare Essentials

Encompass Productions is currently seeking short play submissions for its Bare Essentials writing night (“London’s best reviewed new writing night”).  The event is designed to showcase emerging and established theatrical talent.


“To kick off 2017 we’re excited to announce that for this round of submissions we are requesting plays on the additional theme of ‘New Beginnings’. For many, 2016 was a challenging and unexpected year – and we lost many of the world’s greatest actors and storytellers. So let’s leave 2016 in the past, move on and start fresh!”

What to submit:

  • Pieces can be any genre: comedy, drama, monologues etc. but must take the form of a theatrical script with dialogue.
  • Submissions can be self-contained pieces OR extracts from longer work
  • Pieces must be between 5 & 20 minutes long
  • Keep things technically minimal. It’s called Bare Essentials for a reason!

How to apply:  thinktank@encompassproductions.co.uk (Subject: ‘Bare Essentials 2017’)

Deadline: 30 November 2016

Source:  Arts Jobs

3 thoughts on “Encompass Productions seeking 5-20 minute pieces on ‘New Beginnings’ for Bare Essentials”

  1. Hi everyone,

    Encompass Productions here, thanks for the support we really appreciate! Please can we amend this information as it is incorrect – we’ve just received a load(!) of Christmas submissions but the brief for 2017 has nothing to do with Christmas. We think you’ve cut and pasted from our brief last year…sorry!


    1. Apologies – this was indeed a timesaver ‘cut-and-paste’ gone awry! Thanks for calling it to our attention, now corrected.

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