UPDATE: Deadline extended for ‘Grit’, an opportunity to see your short play at the Royal Court

UPDATE:  The Royal Court has extended the deadline for ‘Grit’ until 15 May 2015, and created an opportunity to see your submission presented in front of an audience.

As a final celebration of the season of resistance, the Royal Court Theatre will present the work written by their audiences and online community from all over the world, which encapsulates this theme. Covering a variety of forms including theatre, poetry, short film, music and photography, the night will give a platform to the voices creating their own acts of defiance.

Hosted by a compere and performed as a rehearsed reading by members of the Royal Court Theatre front of house team, these performances will be accompanied by an open mic sign up on the night, asking writers and performers to present their scratch work.

The submission deadline for GRIT has been extended until 6pm 15 May. By this date all submissions, including those entries made since 8 December, will be eligible for inclusion on the night.


Something’s got under your skin. It’s niggling away. You need to do something about it. We’re listening…

GRIT is an open call to writers of all ages and experiences to submit a play about everyday resistance, revolution and defiance.

What to submit:  The plays should fit roughly within the size of your palm. They can be created in any medium – words, videos, images or audio. Be creative – think about the moments of rebellion that go unnoticed and the voices of dissent which can’t be heard.

We’ll populate the building with your moments of resistance over the submission period. So keep your eyes peeled and your spirit strong, ready to pin down tiny acts of defiance.

How to apply:  Plays can be submitted to the Royal Court anytime between 8 Dec – 15 April, and can be sent via emailby post, or dropped off in person at the theatre.

Deadline:  10 April 2015  15 May 2015 at 6pm

Source:  Playwrights’ Competition Calendar

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