Northern English writers wanted for audio drama – ‘Scuttled’

In collaboration with MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) Bamalam Productions are looking for six North West-based writers to work on an exciting new Creative Residency that will combine archaeology and historical research to create a unique audio drama.

Via a series of interconnected vignettes over 60 minutes, SCUTTLED will tell the story of a single family living and working on the Rochdale Canal between 1840 and 1922, based on an on-going archaeological dig in the area by MOLA.

Applicants must be resident in Northern England (full definition in Terms & Conditions), and they are particularly keen to hear from individuals whose writing journey – whatever your age – is just beginning. During the project you’ll be mentored by the project’s lead writer who will also oversee storylining sessions to which all writers will contribute.

The fee for each writer will be £250 for approximately 10 minutes of script.

The research and writing phase of the project will take place from late-April to mid-June, with recording scheduled for July (which the writers are encouraged to attend), and the final piece ready to go live online in September. To apply to join the writing team simply send a covering letter telling us a little bit about yourself, accompanied by a short sample of your writing – 10 pages (openings of longer pieces are fine) of either an audio, film, TV or stage script.

The deadline is 12 noon on Tuesday 11th April, 2023.

Find out more here.

Source: Playwriting UK Facebook Group

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