Sherman Cymru accepting submissions on the theme of ‘social uprising’

TAITH will be a vibrant and exciting evening celebrating new work submitted by you. The three chosen scripts will be performed and directed by professionals with an open discussion with the audience following the performances.

This new Sherman Cymru initiative will provide writers of all levels of experience with the opportunity to get advice and feedback on their scripts and hone their writing skills, as well as see their work on the stage.

“We are extremely pleased to be launching TAITH – a unique opportunity to engage with new writing and to offer the vital development that is necessary. We will work with writers to support them in their journey with the extremely exciting opportunity to showcase their work in front of an audience.” Artistic Associate, Gethin Evans

TAITH will be the first point of contact to develop a relationship with Sherman Cymru as a writer. Twice a year Sherman Cymru will invite submissions for 10 minute plays, in Welsh or English, on a specific theme, style or subject.

Submissions process: send us your bold, exciting and engaging 10 minute plays by 12noon on 20 April 2015. Submissions must need a maximum of 3 actors to be performed and can be Welsh, English or bilingual.

The first theme for TAITH is taken from Gary Owen’s outstanding new play Iphigenia in Splott, that will be produced by Sherman Cymru this May, and in light of the forthcoming General Election, the theme will be: Social Uprising.

Send Sherman Cymru your bold, exciting and engaging 10 minute plays for TAITH by email only to: literary@shermancymru.co.uk.

Selection process

Sherman Cymru’s script reading panel will be reading all of the submissions and the Sherman Cymru Creative Team selecting the final three. The panel consists of writers Kelly Jones and Sherman Cymru’s Playwright in Residence Katherine Chandler; Sherman Cymru’s Associate Artist: Producer John Williams; Sherman Cymru’s Associate Artist: Director Mared Swain and Pluen founder Elgan Rhys.

The panel will be looking for bold, inventive and original writers who can appeal and connect to modern audiences. The three that show most potential will then be developed with Sherman Cymru’s Creative Team. This will be an intensive period of development, which will nourish the writer and the play.

The final three chosen scripts will then be performed at TAITH on the 26 June in the Studio.

Deadline: 20 April 2015 at 12 noon

Source: BBC Writers Room

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