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: Chelsea Theatre seeking submissions for scratch night (£50 prize)
Description: Chelsea Theatre are seeking submissions for their new scratch night, and are offering £50 prizes to the winning applicants! They are looking for short scripts based on the themes: home, culture, and borders. They are accepting scripts, skits, comedy, poetry, and more. Each piece should be within the time frame of 2-9 minutes, and have 1-6 characters. All chosen pieces will win a prize of £50, and will have their work performed at the scratch night later this year. The deadline to apply is 16 September 2017.
What’s so great about it? Getting your work produced can be a daunting process, especially if you’re an emerging writer, but that is exactly why this opportunity is so worthwhile. With a whole night dedicated to new writing, Chelsea theatre are supporting those who are just starting out, and those who are struggling to find a home for their work.
You are free to explore the specified themes in any way you like, and as they support innovative work from a range of disciplines. So whether you write comedy or horror, your short piece will be in good company on the night.
Every winning applicant will have their work performed on one of London’s top stages, and will receive a £50 prize!
Read full details here.
Please note, we’ve posted this for your convenience and we’re not affiliated with the organisers of the opportunity.
Image Credit: Chelsea Theatre