Mad Apple Collective seeks one-act plays based on The Locked Room

Chelmsford-based Mad Apple Collective has announced its third residency at ACANTEEN this October – The Locked Room.

MAC says: “We are looking for four brand-new one-act plays, which bring a sense of dark intrigue and mystery to our theme The Locked Room.

“What can happen when people find themselves locked in a room? Who are they, how did they come to be there and is there a purpose to their incarceration? Yet more intriguing do they (all) get out?

“We’re after exceptional ideas that are well written, with memorable characters and a plot that will leave the audience and us spell-bound.

“We are particularly interested in pieces with a sense of the macabre or malevolence.”

What to submit:

  • Plays must be approximately 30 minutes in length;
  • Plays must contain a maximum of 3 actors;
  • A table and up to four chairs are available as standard ‘set but the space is ‘black box’ and pieces must be capable of being performed with minimal furniture, set, props, costume changes etc
  • MAC recommends using Celtx or equivalent to write scripts so that they are produced in a standard format;

How to apply: Submissions either PDF or MS Word form should be sent to

Deadline: 19 May 2017 at 9pm

Source: Playwriting UK on Facebook

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