The Ashton Group seeking 60-min one act play for ‘Finding Words’ (writers age 25 and under)

The Ashton Group is searching for a new stage play for ‘Finding Words’, with which to tour the North West, professionally produced by its acclaimed Apprenticed Actors Company.  (Click to find out more about The Apprenticed Actors Company.)

What to submit:  All writers should submit before the deadline of Monday 6 July 2015 a synopsis including plot and character outline, and the first ten pages of their play.

  • The one act play should have a running time of 60 minutes.
  • The play should be written for four young actors: 2 male, 2 female. These four actors can play any number of different characters.
  • The writer should be no older than 25.
  • The play can be upon any theme or subject.

Selection Process:  Four writers will then be given the opportunity to expand their work into a full length piece with the support and guidance of a professional mentor.  One of these plays will then be selected to go into development for production by the Apprenticed Actors Company.  All writers will be offered feedback on their work.

How to apply:  Please send submissions to The Ashton Group’s Associate Director Chris Loveless:  – or email for further info if required.

Deadline: Monday 6 July 2015 

Source:  BBC Writersroom via @Playwriting_UK

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