We are inviting submissions of new writing for Pontardawe Arts Centre’s
Script Slam 2016.
Twelve scripts will be selected and performed in three heats during the autumn season in front of an audience and a panel of judges. The judges (Elen Bowman and Derek Cobley) will give feedback on all the pieces and select one script to be taken on to the final. In addition, the audience will select their favourite piece which will also be taken on to the final.
The Heats will take place on :
Wednesday 5 October
Wednesday 2 November
Wednesday 30 November
With the final taking place on Wednesday 25 January 2017
Our pool of professional actors include: Kevin Johns, Francine Morgan, Michelle McTernan, Christian Patterson, Huw Richards, James Scannell and Nia Trussler-Jones (who is also the co-ordinator of the project) They will give script in hand performances under the direction of Dean Verbeck.
Following feedback from the heats writers of the selected pieces will be given the opportunity to revise their piece in readiness for the final (revised scripts to be submitted by 16 January 2016).
At the Grand Final, the judges will select a winning script and the writer given the opportunity to work with a dramaturge on the development of the script and then with the Arts Centre on a research and development week with director and actors to develop the piece towards production.
Your script must be typed. It should be an extract of no more than ten minutes from a longer piece of writing (we reserve the right to cut the piece down to the prerequisite length). The extract must be capable of being staged with minimal props and with a maximum of 2 actors (although more characters could be involved in the final piece).
Please do not put your name anywhere on the script. But include a separate sheet with your name, your address, your email address and a contact telephone number.
Do not send your only copy, as we will not be able to return your script.
The closing date for submission is Monday 12 September. If you would like more information or would like to submit a piece please either email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail the script to Angie Dickinson
Pontardawe Arts Centre, Herbert Street, Pontardawe SA8 4ED
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