Calling All Script Writers!
Want the chance to get your theatre script produced and performed? The
24:7 Theatre Festival is looking for new material from both beginners and experienced writers to create 10 plays for any audience and 1 specifically for a family audience, each of up to an hour in length.
Entry to the festival opens on 1st December and closes on 9th January 2012.
24:7 Theatre Festival provides a stepping stone for those with talent in playwriting. The Festival aims to help the writer to get their script produced, providing invaluable experience and exposure.
The chosen scripts will be performed in a non-theatre space from 20th
- 27th July 2012. 24:7 aims to empower the writer to self-produce their own work, whilst giving as much support as is needed. Whilst this may seem daunting it does work! New writers needn't be intimidated as there are always first time writers participating every year - we aim to help make your dreams come true, so give it a chance!
How it Works
We have an assessment process to find the most suitable scripts that we can then promote in our format. In Stage 1, the first 10 pages of the scripts entered are read by a panel from the theatre and literature world.
The chosen scripts for Stage 2 will then be read in full by two different readers. Their critique enables us to shortlist the scripts, all of which are then read by another panel of leading professionals who decide on the final invitation list.
Invitations are made in early April, and every writer who submitted a piece of work will receive feedback from those who read their script.
Entry Fees and Other Costs
24:7 Theatre Festival has limited funding and relies heavily on volunteers to keep the ball rolling so we can continue to help writers find the spotlight. As a result, there is an entry fee of £30 for hard copies posted, and £27 for those submitted online.
This fee helps us to cover costs of managing the application process as all of our public funding is currently tied into the production of the festival itself.
As well as having your script critiqued as part of the submission process, you will also be a 2012 Festival Friend and be entitled to all the benefits of this new scheme (launching June 2012) which includes 1 free place at a Masterclass with the Festival Programme.
Writers who succeed in getting their script through to participate in the Festival must pay a participation fee of £299.
Please note that we guarantee you will make at least this money back from your ticket sales.
This fee gets you six performance slots in a venue with all the basic equipment and staff available, plus support from the Festival team.
Writers will also be responsible for the costs of their production.
Simplicity is the key to keeping costs down, so let the text and actors do the work!
This exciting opportunity is open to everyone. If you are interested in finding out more, go to: www.247theatrefestival.co.uk.