‘Introduce Yourself’ Initiative at the Finborough Theatre

To ensure their work remains accessible to all, accompanying this year’s Vibrant Festival is a new initiative from the Finborough Theatre Literary Team – Introduce Yourself. They pride themselves on accepting full length scripts all year round, but during Vibrant, we’ll be relaxing usual submission rules to make themselves even more accessible to new writers.

And every Wednesday evening during Vibrant (28 October, 4 and 11 November), Neil McPherson, Artistic Director of the Finborough Theatre, will be in the Finborough Arms pub below the theatre between 7.30pm and 9.30pm if you want to Introduce Yourself personally.

Eligibility:  Introduce Yourself is for new writers from the UK who have never previously submitted work to the Finborough Theatre. We’ll read your work and guarantee feedback from our Literary Team. Submissions for Introduce Yourself can only be made during the dates of Vibrant – Sunday, 25 October to Thursday, 12 November 2015.

Your play can be on any subject or in any style you like. We want to read what you are passionate about – not impose themes or subjects or time limits on you.

Writers can be any age, but must be UK nationals, and have never previously submitted work to the Finborough Theatre.

What to submit:

  • An unperformed short play or twenty pages of an unperformed full length script.
  • A synopsis of whatever you are submitting.
  • A little bit about you. It could be a short biography, or a CV, or a chatty letter telling what music you like.

As an unsubsidised venue, they are usually not able to give feedback. During Introduce Yourself, they promise to give you at least a paragraph of feedback on everything we receive. Do please bear in mind that may take a while, and normal submissions will take longer than usual to process during this period.

How to apply:  Please email ONLY and include the words ‘Introduce Yourself’ in the subject line to literaryteam@finboroughtheatre.co.uk.

  • They cannot accept submissions by post or by hand.
  • PDF attachments are preferred if possible.

Deadline:  Submissions must be made between Sunday, 25 October through to Thursday, 12 November 2015.

Source:  Playwriting UK Facebook Group

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