Invertigo Theatre and the Pleasance present: Writer in Residence

The Invertigo Theatre gang is giving one IdeasTap member the chance to become it’s writer-in-residence. The winner of this brief gets the chance to develop their play over a three-month period. Additional benefits include: a rehearsed reading of the play at an Off-West End venue and a £350 bursary. Successful applicants will show an imaginative response to the brief in their synopsis, and their previous work can be in any style, but of a high standard.The judges would also encourage writers to be creative in their research concepts and try to embrace oral as well as written narratives.

Invertigo Theatre is looking for a writer in residence to work with on a special project under their recently launched ShedCreative initiative. Invertigo champions lesser known new writing and is looking for an IdeasTap member keen to collaborate with a creative ensemble.

What to submit: to apply, you’ll need to submit an original script idea of no more than 150 words on the topic of identity and its role in British society today. The play must include:

  • Two characters only – one from Wales, one from England
  • The characters must be aged 16 to 25

Writers should be creative in their research concepts and try to embrace oral as well as written narratives.

Once all the applications have been received, selected candidates will be invited to interview on Wednesday 5 March 2014. Invertigo will then select three further candidates from the shortlist, who will be given six days to write a 10-page script, to be performed on Saturday 15 March at the Pleasance Theatre in front of industry professionals and Invertigo’s artistic team. The winner will be chosen and notified within the next few days.

How to apply: you’ll need to be a member of IdeasTap to apply, once you’ve signed up, you’ll be able to follow the brief and upload supporting documents.

Deadline: 3 March 2014′

Source: IdeasTap Creative Briefs page.


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