Thornhill Theatre Space hosting their first 12-hour Theatre Fest

Thornhill Theatre Space is excited to host their first 12-Hour Theatre Fest. Over the space of 12 hours the goal is to come up with an idea, write the play, read it and then edit. At the end of the 12 hours the goal is to have a short 10-15 minute play to share and get feedback.

May 9th, 2020 – 9am-9pm (you use this time in your own time zone)

First 10 Minutes: Jot down as many ideas that pop into you head on tiny slips of paper and throw them in a hat.

Next hour and 15 minutes: Pick out 3 or 4 of the slips of paper from the hat. Spend the remaining time organising the ideas from those slips of paper into a story. Whatever your process is, use this time to organise yourself and get ready to start writing the script.

Next 5 hours: Work on the script. Remember, you know how you work best. Take breaks when needed and remain true to your work style.

Next 1/2 Hour: Read your script. Whether it be by yourself, a zoom call with friends or your family and friends you live with. Use this time to take notes and jot down what works and what doesn’t work from hearing it for the first time.

Last 4 1/2 Hours: Take what you learned from the read through (whatever notes or new ideas you had) and edit your script.

Last: Post your script to the Facebook Group for others to read and give you feedback.

Thornhill Theatre Space will read all the scripts and select one (or more) to be featured on their weekly “Couch Readings”, a live stream interactive table read of new plays.

If you are interested, please request to join the Facebook group. This group will be a place where you can document your process through writing this script (pictures and/or videos), cheer each other on and ask for help/advice if you get stuck. In the days leading up the this digital festival please fell free to ask questions and leave comments on the group and we will get back to you.

Deadline: 9am May 9th 2020

Source: PLAYWRITING UK Facebook

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