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Saturday, January 18, 2014

NEWSBOY - Call for 10-minute Script Submissions

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It’s the information age and we are bombarded with news items, stories and images but can we sort truth from fiction? Can we really trust the papers? Can we separate the media’s storytelling from the reality of the people who live out the news? And what is not being reported?

Amidst the global turmoil of the 1930’s, with the Great Depression leading to widespread unemployment, poverty, degradation and misery for the masses, the living newspaper was born, a theatrical response to contemporary goings-on. Newsboy, a street News-seller witnessed the everyday injustices around him and turned from being a passive receiver of news to an activist, looking beyond the surface of what we take to be news and becoming concerned with how to change society for the better.

Now in our politically trying times, the stage is set for the return of NEWSBOY.

We are looking for short playscripts to be part of a new theatrical sketch show to be performed script in hand in Glasgow in February/March 2014.

We want pieces examining, investigating and challenging the current social and economic situation through events of global, national and local significance, and/or the way in which these stories are represented in the news.

Scripts should be up to 10 minutes in length. This can be one script or several shorter scripts but the total submission should not be more than 10 minutes/15 pages approximately. We’re looking for rapid response writing, exciting theatre which provokes debate. We welcome scripts from writers of all levels of experience and you can write in any style or genre. NEWSBOY needs you!

Please email scripts to newsboyproject@outlook.com by midnight on 31 January 2014.

If you are an actor or director interested in the project please send us an email.

For more information go to our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/newsboytheatreproject

For further information, please contact newsboyproject@outlook.com. The deadline is Friday 31 January 2014 at 00:00.

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