St John’s call for Waterloo Festival 2017 monologues (£2 entry fee, £30 prize)

St John’s Church, Waterloo, is calling for entries to a new monologue competition for its summer Waterloo Festival in June 2017.

Entries to the festival are sought from people who live, work or study in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.

The theme is Bridge the Gap inspired by the bicentennial of Waterloo Bridge.  Writers are asked to interpret the topic freely. The festival welcomes diversity and innovation and cutting edge drama that highlights social issues.

Three of the best 10 minute monologues will be selected and performed at the festival.

St John’s is home to Southbank Sinfonia, Futures Theatre Company and facilitates cultural events with neighbouring organisations such as the Old Vic and National Theatre.  The Bridge at Waterloo, with its Digital Futures Programme, is part of a £3 million refurbishment project at St John’s to create a multi-purpose arts facility with links to the Southbank, Europe’s largest cultural centre.

What you pay: There is a £2 entry fee to apply.

What you get: 

  • £30 for each of the three monologues chosen
  •  Rehearsal in Waterloo in May 2017
  •  Performances of the winning monologues at the Waterloo Festival 2017

 What to submit: Monologues no longer than 1500 words. The submission should also state on the cover page if the writer wishes to perform their piece or is collaborating with an actor. If not, Waterloo Festival will match an actor to the piece for performance. There is a fee of £2 per entry payable by either BACS payment to CAF Bank Ltd, A/C Name: St John’s Waterloo; A/C No 00022879; Sort code: 40-52-40; Reference: WF Monologue or by cheque to “St John’s, Waterloo”

How to apply:  Email submissions only to festival@stjohnswaterloo.orgSend the script as an attachment with its title in the subject heading of the email. On the cover page of the monologue, put your name and email address. These details should not appear anywhere else in the attachment.

Deadline: 24 February 2017

Source: Direct Contact

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