Opportunities – Pick of the Week: The Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission seeking writing proposals ($15,000 commission)

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: The Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission seeking writing proposals ($15,000 commission)

Description: The Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission invites playwrights to propose plays inspired by a particular prompt. This round, they ask that you please consider the oeuvre of Caryl Churchill.

They are looking for play proposals inspired by the work of Caryl Churchill. The play should be split into three sections and contain a cast of mostly women. The full details of the proposals requirements can be found here.

The ask that you embrace economy of language, and specificity and fidelity of language to character. Consider if and when those rules explode.

The proposals will be read and adjudicated over the course of the fall, and the commission(s) awarded by the end of 2017.

What’s so great about it? This is a great opportunity to have your work read by industry professionals, and be within the chance of receiving a commission of up to $15, 000.

Unlike most opportunities, this one requires you to write within the guidelines and only submit proposals inspired by Churchill’s body of work. However, this means you can do your research and come up with a completely original idea based on the work of one of Britain’s most celebrated playwrights.

If chosen, you will then be able to go away and write the full piece with the help of a creative team. So, If you want to apply, you have until 11 November 2017 to do so.

If this seems like the perfect opportunity for you, be sure to check out our Online Book Club as this month we’ll be discussing Caryl Churchill’s Fen!

Read full details here.

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

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