Playwriting Micro-Commission

This opportunity is open to new writers based in North East UK, aged 14 or over & should explore the themes of the play: (the power of) community, kindness, coastal towns, (being) lost & found, triumph over adversity, unlikely friendships & perception of strangers.

Writing Brief

In a bid to support emerging playwrights we are offering a micro-commission to two writers to create short response pieces to the play. 

What we’re offering:

  • £100 

  • Feedback and mentoring support

  • The opportunity for your work to be showcased at a small, closed industry sharing


What we’re looking for:

  • Writers at an early stage of their career for whom the opportunity to have their work performed will provide a significant impact 

  • Plays no longer than 8 minutes and with two characters (1m, 1f). They should be set in a neutral location and not be reliant on costume, set or extensive props. 



  • Please send your script to by July 3rd 2020.

  • Scripts should be typed using 12-point font and numbered pages.

  • Work should include a title but not your name as the chosen work will be selected with anonymity. 

What next:

All plays will be read, by the project creative team, feedback will be given to 20 shortlisted plays, from this shortlist 2 shows will be given treatment by a director and two actors, the playwrights will be able to observe elements of the creative process and a performance of the works to an invited audience.

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