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2023 Short New Play Entry Criteria

Calling All Writers

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Submit your script before 24th September 2022 to be considered for  INK Festival 2023  where we will be producing and performing more than 50 of the successful entries.

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CRITERIA FOR SUBMISSIONS – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY


  • Open to anyone resident in the UK and Ireland, and to UK and Irish nationals living abroad.
  • Entries must be new writing or never professionally performed in the UK 
  • Ideally scripts should not require more than 4 actors. (Actors could always play multiple roles).
  • Entries submitted online. No paper entries
  • Entries should be 12-point text and include page numbers, a title page, and character list 
  • Please include a short synopsis of no more than 50 words 
  • Send scripts in Word format (not a PDF) 
  • You may submit only one script per category
  • LINK TO SUBMISSION PORTAL WILL IS LIVE
  • Submission deadline: Midnight Saturday 24th September 2022
  • SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY HERE

CATEGORIES:


PLAY

A short play of up to 20 minutes on any topic which could utilise technology to create a wow factor.



ENVIRONMENTAL PLAY – “RISING WATERS” 

A short play of up to 20 minutes on the 1953 Great Flood and/or future floods. 



PHYSICAL PLAY  – “RUN WILD” 

A short play of up to 20 minutes, which should include an opportunity for physical theatre. 



YOUTH PLAY (Writer must be 18 & UNDER)  – “A.I” 

A short play of up to 10 minutes about artificial intelligence for no more than 3 actors.



RADIO PLAY 

A radio play of 44 minutes (approx. 8500 words) on any topic. Please submit just a few sample pages of the completed script and 250 words about the play and yourself as a writer.



RADIO COMEDY 

A radio comedy of up to 20 minutes.



MUSICAL

A short play of up to 45 minutes including songs. Please submit a few sample pages of the completed script and attach 3 selected songs as an MP3 file.


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