Alphabetti Theatre - 3 x Opportunities
WriteBack, Alphabetti Soup Commissions, Write Longer | Alphabetti Theatre | Deadline: Rolling opportunities
Alphabetti Theatre create, produce and programme original work across the performing arts. They have been running venues and developing writers since 2012. They are moving to a new long-term home in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2017 - a space to experiment, evolve and discover excellence.
Opportunity 1 - Alphabetti WriteBack
Are you a writer who wants to make theatre that is accessible and relatable? Do you have an idea for a new short play that can be produced with no more than two actors, and minimal set? Then you could be part of Alphabetti Theatre's regular script-in-hand performance night - WriteBack.
WriteBack is an opportunity for theatre writers and directors to collaborate on a new piece of theatre.
Writers are encouraged to send up to 15 pages of script for consideration. Please also include a line or two in your email about why you would like your piece to be performed at WriteBack.
Submissions are open all year round for four WriteBack shows, featuring five plays each.
This is how it usually works:
- Submissions are read and picked by the reading team
- Over a chat, read through and cup of tea the writers and directors form wonderful new partnerships
- Alphabetti give these partnerships access to rehearsal space and dramaturgical support
- The show is performed (usually to a full house)
- All proceeds are split for a profit-share between performers, directors and writers
Send an original short script for consideration, to Literary Manager, Ben Dickenson: email@example.com
Opportunity 2 - Alphabetti Soup commissions
Are you a writer who wants to make theatre that is accessible and relatable? Can you create an original short play, with a compelling and entertaining story, for no more than two actors, and minimal set?
Alphabetti commission up to twelve 10-20 minute plays for their regular mixed arts variety night - Alphabetti Soup. This runs almost every month, so they consider writers and scripts all year round.
You will receive dramaturgical support, a full professional production and a showcase of your work.
To be considered send an original short script, or an example of your work with a proposal for a new 15min play, to Literary Manager, Ben Dickenson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunity 3 - Alphabetti Write Longer
Are you a writer who wants to make theatre that is accessible and relatable? Do you have a one act play with a strong story, small cast and that can work in a studio production? Are you writing one now? Is it just begging to be seen by an audience?
Write Longer is a development opportunity for emerging and established writers. Alphabetti Theatre take three or four writers a year, help them develop their scripts, provide a company of directors, rehearsal space and dramaturgical support.
They then show the play for one night, followed by a Q&A feedback session to help with future development.
To be considered send your completed one act play (maximum 75minutes), or your work in progress and an outline of the finished play, to Literary Manager, Ben Dickenson: email@example.com
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Deadline: 1st July 2019. The High Sheriff's Cheshire Prize for Literature 2019 is for Scriptwriting. It's open to writers who are in, from, study, studied, work or worked in Cheshire.
Deadline: 30th June 2019. Submissions are open at Dark Unicorn to writers worldwide to submit new works for stage to them for consideration for a future production relationship around the company's other work on revivals of major plays, which have something to say to contemporary audiences.
Deadline: 5th June 2019 at 6pm. The Prize is an opportunity for writers of any background and experience to enter unperformed plays to be judged by a panel of industry experts for a chance to win part of a prize fund totalling £40,000.
Read these scripts from the BBC TV Drama archive.
Read this script from the BBC Drama archive.