The McConnell New Writing Fund for Playwrights – open for applications

Duelling Productions will offer three/four playwrights the opportunity to have a short play of theirs performed on the London Fringe in 2016. The event will take place at Theatro Technis and it will run on a profit share basis.


Rehearsals 19th-23rd March

Technical Rehearsals 24th March

Performances 25th, 26th (Incl. Matinee and Eve) March

“Duelling Productions is a London based Film and Theatre production company. Founded in 2013, Duelling Productions’ mission is to support and harness emerging talent, providing the necessary platform and steps for those starting out in the industry. To date, we have produced three sell-out London Fringe productions (‘Punk Rock’, ‘The Norman Conquests’ and ‘A Single Act’) and one award winning short film (‘Beneath Water’), with our next short currently in post-production. We are now eager to produce innovative and resonant work through new voices. We are therefore delighted to announce:

‘The McConnell New Writing Fund’ in memory of the late playwright and our dear friend, Jean McConnell.

We are looking for three/four playwrights and two/three directors to kickstart this new scheme. We are seeking short plays ignited by the theme ‘POWER’ – please interpret this as you will. The short plays should range from anything between 10-20 minutes in length. The number of plays programmed will depend on the lengths of those selected. Previous writing experience is not essential.”

How to apply: Please complete the application below and email us at with your CV and first draft of your script attached.

Candidates invited for interview will be contacted the w/c 25 January. Interviews will take place at The London Coliseum on Saturday 30th January.



Twitter: @Duelling_

Deadline: 17 January 2016

Source: Hiive

Twitter: @Duelling_


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