Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Can you write a winning tiny play?

‘The Irish Times’ is supporting an exciting initiative aimed at broadening the range of voices in Irish theatre.

FISHAMBLE IS LOOKING for tiny plays that explore contemporary life in Ireland. We want to create a discussion, through theatre, about our country, so we are inviting new, emerging and established writers of any age – in other words, you – to submit plays that capture moments and offer glimpses of Irish life.

Fishamble choose the winners and pay each selected writer a fee of €250. We will work with you on the development of the commissioned plays and produce them in March 2012 at Project Arts Centre, in Dublin. A selection will be published in The Irish Times leading up to the production.

Plays must be original to the writer and run for no more than four minutes – as a guide, no more than 600 words, including stage directions.
Plays should be performable by a cast of no more than three actors.
Plays must be in English or Irish – or, as long as the writer is based in Ireland, in another language.
Monologues are accepted, but dialogue plays are preferred.
Plays should have a title and should be submitted with your name to fishambletinyplays
Deadline November 11th, 2011.
If you are under 18, please include your age.
No more than two plays per person will be accepted.

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