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Monday, June 29, 2015

Postcard Theatre's New Writing Competition.

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1. All the scripts MUST be new writing, by which we mean, previously unperformed by any other company.

2. The scripts MUST have a performance run time of between 60 and 90 minutes.

3. The script MUST require a cast of no less than 2 actors but no more than 5 actors.

4. There is no restriction on the age or gender of the characters.

5. There is no restriction of the style or genre of the pieces but they MUST be suitable for fringe production.

The Process

The deadline for scripts to be submitted by is 5pm on Friday 21st August 2015. This is is to allow for writers to have time to write something new should they wish to, and have time to complete that process. However we will accept scripts at any time prior to that, and hold them until the deadline.

Scripts are to be submitted via email to postcardtheatre@outlook.com

Round 1

During this round, a Postcard Theatre panel will read all submissions and compile a shortlist to move to the next round.

Round 2

We will submit our shortlist to a panel of external professionals who are not from within Postcard Theatre and who will shortlist further

Round 3

The playwrights who have scripts on the external panel's shortlist will be asked to select an extract which will then be presented to a public audience & panel in the form of a rehearsed reading. The audience along with a panel will decide on two scripts to take forward into the final round.

Round 4

The final two scripts will have a longer extract presented to a public audience & panel in the form of a rehearsed, read performance. The combination of audience and panel will decide on the winning script & playwright.

What You Can Win...

The winning playwright will have their script turned into our next, full Postcard Theatre production. We will also award £50 to the winning playwright for the performance rights covering the full run of the production.

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