Young Harts Writing Festival 2018

Harts Theatre Company in partnership with Lyric Hammersmith presents the Young Harts Writing Festival 2018.

Young Harts Writing Festival is an inter-borough new writing festival, which merges the gap between emerging young artists and professionals. Through an online competition, six plays from emerging young writers will be chosen. They receive a £100 commission and a free writing master class with Inua Ellams, as well as another month to complete their plays. Each young writer will be partnered with a professional writer as a mentor.

The theme is Home, and they are particularly interested in ethnically diverse writers. The opportunity is open to those between 11-25 year-olds.

What they’re looking for:

  • Your play must be NO MORE than 10 minutes in length.
  • They will be choosing 6 (including one special commendation piece) original plays from outstanding writers aged 11-25 who have a story that relates to the theme.
  • They are looking for writers with a unique and distinctive voice. There is no skills remit, or level of experience you need to have. They want to hear from everyone who has a story to tell.
  • If selected, your piece will be performed as part of the festival on 6th or 7th April 2018 at Lyric Hammersmith.
  • Your play should only feature between 2 and 5 characters. They will not accept monologues
  • The festival is aimed at mixed age audiences. Therefore they ask that pieces do not contain excessive use of swear words or depictions of sex and violence.

How to apply: To apply, you must download an application form which can be found here, and email this along with your play to submissions@hartstheatrecompany.co.uk with the subject line ‘Young Harts Fest 2018’ and your name.

Deadline: 16 February 2018 at 5pm 

Source: Word of mouth

2 thoughts on “Young Harts Writing Festival 2018”

    1. Hi Shea,

      This particular opportunity is for young emerging writers within the age group of 11-25. Might you see many of our other opportunities that are open to a range of writers, emerging or established, of many age groups.

      LPB

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