Writer (seed commission), Leading Light Collective Ltd (paid)

PLEASE NOTE: the fee is a £3,000 flat fee – please see details below. 


Leading Light Collective

Dear Mother Nature Summer 2021 R&D

Pen to Period Seed Commission: Writer Call-Out


Dear Mother Nature provides an insightful and unique opportunity to end the taboo against menstruation, and open up the conversation surrounding period poverty. In early 2021, we were awarded the Bread & Roses Theatre Emerging Company Award, for which we were offered funding and a space to continue the R&D for Dear Mother Nature. We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded Arts Council England funding to progress to the next stage of our R&D of ‘Dear Mother Nature’, taking place at the end of August. We are ring-fencing a proportion of this funding to offer a £3,000 seed commission to a writer for this next stage.

This opportunity is open to anyone who menstruates, and/or has lived experience of menstruation.


The Offer

• A seed commission for a treatment, and three five-minute monologues, which will be developed – with support – into two drafts of a 40 minute script.

• A week-long R&D of your work.

• Tailored dramaturgical advice and mentoring sessions with Macadie Amoroso.

• The opportunity to have your work professionally produced.


Key Dates

Monday 26th July, 12pm – deadline to apply

Friday 30th July – shortlisted applicants to be invited to interview


Tuesday 3rd and Thursday 5th August – interviews, with a possibility of a second interview on the morning of Friday 6th August

W/C 9th August – regular sessions between you and production team begin

W/C Monday 23rd August – R&D (five days)


Wednesday 30th September – 40 minute script deadline


You must be available for regular sessions from Monday 9th August, and to attend two R&D days in-person on Tuesday 24th and Friday 27th August.


For more information, and to apply, please visit the following link, and follow the application instructions at the bottom of the screen: https://www.leadinglightcollective.co.uk/dear-mother-nature/


Deadline: 26 July 2021

Source: Arts Jobs

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