Opportunities: Our Pick of the Week – Rose Unfolds Scratch Nights at Rose Playhouse Bankside

Each week we look through our pile of writing opportunities to pick out one we think is particularly worth your time. It could be an innovative brief, great prize money, a high-profile company, or just plain fun.

This week’s pick: Rose Unfolds Scratch Nights at Rose Playhouse Bankside

Description: The Rose Unfolds Project links the past, the present and the future. As the first playhouse on Bankside, The Rose was the catalyst for Southwark to become the home of Elizabethan drama. Shakespeare, Marlowe and many of their contemporaries started careers at The Playhouse. The Rose Unfolds Project will continue this work and as part of this project, they will be holding monthly scratch nights. They are looking submissions of 15 to 20 minutes maximum and consider all genres of work, whether it’s the beginnings of a script or a piece already in development. The work can be new writing, a classic or anything that unfolds in between.

So, what’s so great about it?  Well, if it was good enough for Shakespeare….!  As you can see from the description above, The Rose has got some seriously interesting history so this is a great opportunity to have your work performed at a famous venue. The brief is pretty open so you might be able to send in something you already have if you’re unable to write anything new. They also mention in their brief that:

“The Scratch evenings are underpinned by the idea of feedback and audience response. They will be casual, discussive events where work, whether polished or raw, can be shown, discussed and further developed”.

If you ask us, this sounds like a great approach to running a scratch night and you’ll get a real opportunity to get some feedback on your work along with getting to see your play up on stage. The deadline is 11th October 2015, so you’ve got over a month to write something new if you are feeling inspired.

See the full details here.

Please note, we’ve posted this for your convenience and we’re not affiliated with the organisers of the opportunity in any way.

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