Pozzitive is a multi-award-winning producer of audio comedy (Cabin Pressure, Armando Iannucci’s Charm Offensive, Agendum) and they couldn’t get to the Edinburgh Fringe this year, so they’ve launched a competition to find – and then develop – the four funniest scripts in the realm.
Four radio comedy scripts will be selected for further development, which will include:
- A detailed script-editing session by multi-award-winning producer/director David Tyler leading to…
- … a fully-rehearsed table read or mic’d-up performance, by a cast of professional actors (or your own team if it’s a writer/performer-led script)…
- … with a view to possible further development by Pozzitive and a submission to audio broadcasters.
You can be a single writer, a team, an existing act, a writer/performer combo or just a devilishly-clever piece of text-generating software. If you have representation, you can submit it through your agent. The only criterion is that it must be a 30 minute audio comedy script that might reasonably be broadcast and form the nucleus of a series.
The competition is open to any writer aged over 18 and based in the UK.
In order to apply, please send your radio comedy script, along with a brief outline and biography, as a pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: midnight on January 10th 2021
Source: BBC Writersroom