INK Festival 2024 11-14th April
We are a theatre company and a charity, based in Halesworth, Suffolk whose aim is to encourage and support scriptwriters, giving an opportunity for writers to submit new work, have it read and then, for some, the opportunity to see their work produced and performed by professional actors at the annual INK Festival. To date we have produced and performed over 500 new short plays.
INK, based in East Anglia, was established in 2014 to provide encouragement and support to emerging scriptwriters, giving an opportunity for writers to annually submit new work, have it read, and then, for some, a chance to see their work produced and performed by professional actors at the INK Festival.
Throughout the year INK offers writing workshops and forums where writers can experience their work read by professional actors with discussion and feedback sessions.
The short play is a remarkably versatile and accessible art form. They are tales of the unexpected, relevant, funny, sexy, touching and disturbing. The pleasure of watching them is that they invariably leave you wanting more – that is rare in an age that doesn’t sit still!
The 8th INK Festival will take place in Halesworth, Suffolk 11th-14th April 2024 and will feature more than 50 short new plays for stage and radio, selected from the annual submissions, from writers aged 8-80.
INK is unique as it produces all the plays performed. This year we have an amazing selection of new works with topics ranging from floods, AI, love, loss, sibling rivalry and everything in between.
There is also an exciting lineup of poetry, comedy, musicals, short new films, talks, workshops, art, extensive children’s programmes and lots more!
On 15th April 2024, we will host the second INK Youth Festival, a day when local secondary school students can come to experience the joy of live theatre, for free
The INK community is formed by our many partners: writers, actors and theatre practitioners, audiences, volunteers, sponsors and supporters.
We are based in the market town of Halesworth in Suffolk. Throughout the year we work within the community to encourage new writing with on-line and in person workshops, youth drama and literacy projects to hundreds of children in and out of schools and tour to rural areas around East Anglia, prisons, care homes and hospitals.
We involve the whole town in the annual INK Festival, with more than 8 performances venues located within the town, and come together with the business community to bring a greater awareness and prosperity to this beautiful area and a huge injection of performing arts into East Anglia.
Do you dream of seeing your play being produced and performed professionally at INK Festival 2024?
Short play categories and submission details are here.
THESE COURSES ARE NOW FULL
This Autumn INK is offering two online Script Writing Courses which are free, for both beginners and those with experience. Scripts created on these courses will be considered for selection for INK Festival 2024.
THESE COURSES ARE NOW FULL
This Autumn INK will be holding two, free Script Writing Forum's in Halesworth and Ipswich where you will be helped to develop your scripts with professional actor readings and feedback. Scripts developed at the Forum's will be considered for INK Festival 2024.
We are closing short script submissions on Saturday 23rd September 2023. So if you have written a great short script and would like it to be considered for INK Festival 2024, do submit it now. …
This Autumn INK will offer script writers the opportunity to attend Script Writing Forums, in Ipswich and Halesworth, offering the chance to see their scripts performed by professional actors and receive helpful feedback to further …
THESE SCRIPT COURSES ARE NOW FULL!!! INK is offering two online Script Writing Courses starting this autumn. They are FREE of charge & include readings by professional actors, funded by generous support from Old Possums …
Performed byTim Bentinck How do you know if you’re a Suffolk man? A man from Poland and a man from Suffolk take issue.
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