The Significant Other Festival

Category: Theatre

The Significant Other Festival | The Pensive Federation | Deadline: 10pm on Friday 16th March 2018

The Significant Other Festival is an annual festival of 10, 10 minute plays created in just 10 days.  

This year they are back with the 9th Significant Other Festival at The Vaults Theatre in London with Performances: 17th – 21st April 2018. 

Applications are now open for Writers, Actors and Assistant Directors. 10 writers will create their 10 minute masterpiece, joined by 10 directors and 30 actors – all in 10 days. 10 original works will be created around the theme “the significant other”.

Application details for Writers

If you are chosen for the project, you will be asked to write a 10 minute play for 3 actors in the course of 5 days (7th – 11th April). The theme is the “significant other” however there will be other elements and limitations which will be allocated at the Inspiration Session on Saturday 7th April. The play must be written for 3 actors – gender and age will be determined at the Inspiration Session. During the 5 days of writing, you will be asked to submit your writing as you proceed. Please note that there will be some feedback and dramaturgy required during your process with the producers.

To apply: 

Download an application form from their website and send it to 

You must also supply an excerpt of a piece of your writing (plays are preferred, maximum 4 pages) as well as a cover letter/statement (maximum 1 page) with details as to why you would like to be involved and if you have any previous theatrical experience. Please email this to with your name and the post you’re applying for in the subject line. (eg: John Smith_WRITER).

Tip: They are interested in character based writing that reflects their mission statement.

For more details and to find out more about applying as a Assistant Director or Actor visit their website

Applications from all ages, abilities and experience are welcome but you must be available on the dates listed on their website. 

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