Red Dragonfly Productions/ Grist to the Mill accepting plays for festival at New Diorama

Red Dragonfly Productions in association with Grist To The Mill are running a New Writing Festival and are looking for new and emerging writers from British East Asian, South Asian and South East Asian communities who are interested in contributing.

What they are looking for: a thirty minute stage play, the subject of which can be anything you want – from something contemporary to more traditional folk and fairy tales  – as long as it is family friendly – and they mean the whole family not just small children.   The play should be written for a cast of up to four actors only – although they can double up on characters if you want – and workable with a minimal set, however do not let this restrict your imagination – it’s amazing what can be accomplished on a stage with very little.

Applicants need to be over eighteen and based in the UK but otherwise they are truly open to hearing from anybody.  They are not only looking for established writers but potential writers of any ability or experience, amateur and emerging, we and their in house dramaturge, Ross Ericson, will support you throughout your script development.

After they have reviewed the submissions they will be inviting up to ten successful applicants to a free one day workshop – travel will be provided* – and from that workshop three will be selected to have their plays produced and performed in the festival.
(*depending on applicants’ bases).

There will be a £1000 fee paid to each writer whose play is performed at the festival.

How to apply: If you want to be considered then in the first instance please submit  a full description of your idea – no longer than one A4 page, but make sure your story has a beginning, middle and an end – along with your name, age, ethnicity, UK base, and any access requirements.

They will only accept submissions by email to the following address: and submissions need to be received by no later than the 1st October 2016.  Successful participants will be invited to the workshop by the 16th October 2016 that will take place at the New Diorama Theatre in London.  The performances are scheduled to take place in February of 2017.

Deadline: 1 October 2016

Source: direct contact

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