Persistent and Nasty

Category: Theatre

Persistent and Nasty | Deadline: 5pm on Friday 18th May 2018 | Event: Thursday 28th June 2018 in Glasgow

Persistent and Nasty is a script reading and debate series for the female identified voice in stage and screen. It was born from the frustration and anger of four actresses/writers with the business.

Male, male-identified, and gender fluid audience members are also very welcome. They are now accepting submissions from writers for their next live event, taking place on Thursday 28th June at the CCA in Glasgow For this third Persistent and Nasty rehearsed reading they will be exploring themes and topics around the gender spectrum and queer culture. 

For this submission window they want to hear from female, female-identified, trans and non-binary voices. Although they are accepting submissions from across the UK, they are particularly keen to hear from writers based in Scotland. 


  • 15-30 minutes in length (approximately 20-30 pages).
  • The script can be written for theatre, film, TV or radio.
  • Priority will be given to scripts that explore themes of gender equality, challenge traditional gender roles and explore feminist issues.
  • Priority will be given to scripts that have more than one female character.
  • Casting will be age, ethnicity and disability blind.
  • If the submitted script is an excerpt from a longer piece, the excerpt should be able to stand alone and be understood.
  • Please use as close to industry standard formatting as possible. Minimum requirement is 12pt font size, double line spacing and page numbers.
  • Alongside the script itself, please provide the following:
    • a brief synopsis
    • character descriptions
    • a few words on what inspired you to write this particular piece
    • a short biography


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