2023 Short new play entry criteria

INK is the UK’s leading short new play company, producing over 50 new scripts by writers of any age or experience at an annual 4-day festival.

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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 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 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 with songs. Please submit a few sample pages of the script and attach 3 selected songs as an MP3 file.