Final Call for Scripts – 10 October 2014
Write Angles 2015 – Southend International Playwrights Festival
The Write Angles Festival, formally known as the Southend Playwriting Festival, is now accepting entries for next year’s Festival to be held at the Dixon Studio, Palace Theatre in Southend-on-Sea from 4-6 February 2015.
There are 3 categories for submissions to be considered under – Comedy, Drama, and Young Writers (16-25 yrs of age) – with a cash prize of £250 for the overall Festival winner.
Anyone can enter the festival with plays of any genre, except musicals, as long as they are simple to stage. The maximum running time for entries is 45 minutes – there is no minimum running time. Authors can submit extracts from full plays to this running time (or less) or complete pieces. Authors submitting extracts will need to include a synopsis which can be given to the audience before the performance begins.
How to Enter
Entries will be accepted up to 10 October 2014. Entries must be written in English, certified as an original piece of work and copyrighted by the author. All entries must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
Each submission (play) carries an entry fee of £5 to cover reading fees. Entry fees must be paid prior to submission by BACS to Lloyds Bank sort code 77-08-08, account number 57719168, account name Write Angles Treasurers Account. Authors must use their submission email address as a reference to ensure we can cross-reference payment to script received.
Authors can submit as many entries as they like – but please note each entry (play) carries an entry fee of £5.
When submitting entries, writers are asked to put the following details at the head of their script:
- Authors Name
- Title of play
- Synopsis – and note if entry is an extract
- Confirmation of originality of work and copyright by author
- Authors email address used to submit play
- Category entered: please specify which of the following categories applies:
- Young Writers award (16-25 yrs of age at time of submission)
The best submissions in each category will be chosen by Full Circle Theatre to form a three day programme of rehearsed readings by professional actors. We will also be choosing an overall winner from the plays chosen for performance and the author will receive a cash prize of £250. The decision by Full Circle for the programme and the winning entry will be final and this will be announced at the Festival itself in February 2015.
Playwrights will be informed whether their play has been chosen for the festival in October 2014.
The Festival is organised by Full Circle Theatre, and sponsored by Southend Theatres. Any enquiries about the Festival should be sent to email@example.com
Full details of the Festival are given on http://writeangles2015.weebly.com We look forward to receiving your plays for consideration
With many thanks
FULL CIRCLE THEATRE/Write Angles Festival Organisers