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People's Company Platform Event: Writer Callout

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People’s Company Platform Event: Writer Callout

Open – 24th April 2023, 12pm

Close – Friday 19th May, 5pm

The People’s Company are looking to showcase local emerging local writers and performers for a new platform event that will be staged in the Drum Theatre, Theatre Royal Plymouth in July this year.

Looking to platform writers of all ages, this event will provide an opportunity for five scripts to be developed with support from writers Babs Horton, Laura Horton and Mich Sanderson.

The chosen scripts will be rehearsed with a company of actors over June, in collaboration with director Stephanie Kempson. Writers will be expected to attend some rehearsals and possibly perform some editing on their script in response to the rehearsals.

There will be a drop-in session for those looking to submit and wanting some support on  Thursday 18 May, 5pm – 7pm in the TRP Lounge with Laura, Babs and Mich.

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Submission criteria:

  • We are looking for fully formed 20-minute plays, not extracts from longer plays, with no more than four actors.
  • Original new work only (not an adaption) that is written for stage around the theme, Of This Place.
  • The works can be of any genre and style, except musicals (though plays which contain songs are eligible).
  • The work you submit cannot have been professionally produced or have received any other prizes or awards.
  • Submissions can be co-written, but all writers must own copyright relating to the script.
  • Please ensure that only one script per company/individual is submitted.
  • Put a name, contact number and email address on the front page of your script.
  • Please include a character list that includes character name, playing age, gender. Brief character description (two lines max.)

This is a fantastic development opportunity to receive mentoring from professional playwrights and theatre makers who will support you to bring your scripts to life and guide you through working with a team of creatives in a professional and theatrical setting.

This is a voluntary opportunity for local community-based talent to have their writing platformed in the Drum Theatre and no fee will be attached.