Script This seeking 10 minute excerpts for rehearsed reading at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

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Script This is the East Midlands’ playwriting initiative for new, emerging and established playwrights.  They are seeking 10 minute play extracts for performance at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.

(Note:  Although this opportunity is based in the East Midlands, they accept submissions from London-based writers – we contacted them to check!)

How it works:  Up to six scripts are selected for professional treatment by a professional director and a team of professional actors during an evening of rehearsed readings in front of a live audience. This audience then has the chance to feedback to the writers on the scripts they’ve just seen, before voting for which play they would like to see more of… the script with the most votes wins.

The next set of readings will take place on Wednesday 6 November 2013.

What happens next:  The winning playwright will then be invited back at a later date for a staged reading of their developed script, in front of an invited audience, which will include professional script editors, literary managers and artistic directors. Please note that winning scripts must have scope to become feature length plays ranging from forty five minutes to two hours in length.

How to apply:  Please send your ten minute extracts, along with your name and contact details to

Deadline:  21 October 2013 

Source:  @Playwriting_UK

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