KDC Theatre – Full Stack New Writing Competition

KDC Theatre, a non-professional performance arts charity focused on the development of theatre artists, is accepting submissions for the 7th annual Full Stack new writing competition. Successful submissions will be performed in an anthology show in the summer.


A package arrives or has just arrived. There is a letter with the package. The letter says it’s from Charlie and they thought of [your character(s)] when they saw it. When your character(s) open it, they understand why Charlie sent it to them

Your play should address the fact that this package has arrived and it is from Charlie; we do not know who Charlie is, what their relationship is to your character(s), what size the package is or what’s in it, and if it is a nice or bad package, or anything else. This is entirely up to you.

We don’t know more about Charlie, which means you are free to envision them as you please. This applies to gender identity, sexual preference, ethnicity, health, job, relationships, location, and anything else that isn’t described here.

Your play should be written from an “outsider” point of view; a friend, a family member, a colleague, a stranger, the delivery person, the dog, a (sentient) Alexa, the barista in their favourite coffee shop, the office cat, etc. Maybe even what’s inside the package!

Charlie must not be a character in your play. We will never meet them.

Max. 10-12 minutes (6-7 pages) – your play can be shorter, of course!

Max. 3 actors – more characters are possible if actors double up, of course you can write a monologue or duologue too.

Send scripts to saskia@kdctheatre.com, with name & date written included.

Deadline: 12 March 2022

Visit https://www.kdctheatre.com/full-stack/new-writing-competition/ for the full details.

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