Tamasha seeks diverse shorts for comedy scratch night at Soho Theatre

Applications are open for writers to submit short scripts for Tamasha’s next scratch night, a collaboration with Soho Theatre to find the best diverse new comedy writing talent.

Tamasha says: “We’re not looking for stand-up routines – but short plays, sketches or scenes for up to four actors. Scripts which fearlessly take on the extraordinary times we are living in through, scripts which explore and comment on the hidden fault lines in our society, but above all – scripts which make us double-up with laughter.

“They say death is easy, comedy is hard. But it is also the most potent weapon in any writers’ toolkit. This Tamasha scratch night is an opportunity to try your hand.”

What to submit:

  • Scripts must be for no more than four actors, with a running time of between 10-15 mins. They can be standalone sketches or part of a longer piece.
  • Applications are open to writers at any stage of their career, though Tamasha will prioritise scripts set in diverse worlds, and particularly encourage writers from diverse backgrounds. They are looking for comedies which dare to step outside of the mainstream, and put under-represented communities centre-stage.

What you get:  Four winners will receive dramaturgical feedback and an opportunity to develop their piece in response, plus a fee to have their work performed by professional actors at a script-in-hand reading at Soho Theatre on 12 Monday June at 7.30pm.

How to apply: Send your scripts with a CV and covering letter to projects@tamasha.org.uk with comedy scratch submission in the subject line.

Deadline: Monday 24 April 2017 at 12 noon

Source: Playwriting UK Facebook

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