The Jack Studio Theatre is proud to launch Write Now 6, our annual new writing festival that will open in May 2015 for four weeks. The Festival exists to discover the best new playwriting talent, and give writers the opportunity to see their work developed and performed.
Write Now 6 Information
One selected play will be given a full production at the Jack Studio Theatre in May 2015. Two further plays will be given a week’s workshop time and three staged readings during the Festival. In addition, each of the three winning writers is allocated development time with a director and dramaturg to examine and explore their play further; financial support to attend rehearsals and performance; and career development and advice.
In 2015 we are looking for bold new voices and stories that engage with and reflect contemporary culture and society.
All playwrights who submit must have a strong connection to south east London.
SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
We are now accepting submissions of scripts. The deadline for this year’s applications is Friday 30 January 2015. Full guidelines and a 2015 application form are available to download from our website http://www.brockleyjack.co.uk/writenow/the-festival/
We will also be announcing the short play’s submission details in December. (Six ten minute plays will open the Festival, and writers from across the UK and beyond are welcome to apply). Please check back for further details.
The 2015 play reading panel is led by Jack Artistic Director Kate Bannister, and consists of the Jack’s associated artists and industry professionals. For Write Now 6 we are pleased to welcome back Lin Coghlan (Eastenders, Soho Theatre, National Theatre), Franko Figueiredo (StoneCrabs Theatre), Simon James Collier (Okai Collier Company) and Vinay Patel (previous Write Now winner) to help in the final selection of plays.
The Festival is supported by the London Borough of Lewisham and in 2013 and 2014 received Arts Council England funding through Grants for the Arts