Archive for July 6th, 2007

Play and Record

6th July 2007

The BBC Writersroom is highlighting an opportunity at BBC7 for the radio comedy show, Play & Record.

The composite show is made up of sketches, characters, songs, and other odds and ends from a wide range of writers and performers. The programme is intended to showcase new talent so it wants writers who have not yet had material performed on the radio.

We are looking for strong, joke-heavy material that will make listeners laugh a lot. It’s very hard to say what we want exactly (funny, a bit different, lots of jokes). Basically, Play and Record is supposed to be a scratchpad for new material, so if it’s funny, it will go in.

Each show will have four performers (2 male and 2 female) which is a factor you might want to bear in mind when writing.

Please send one or two sketches which you think are your very best work. If we like those, we’ll get back to you for more. Longer submissions, outlines, or sketch ideas will not be read – sorry, but we just don’t have the time.

Please email any questions or submissions for Play & Record to the producer:

The deadline for submissions is 9am on Monday 16th July 2007. The series will be recorded in London and Scotland in August/September for transmission this Autumn on BBC7.

Yale Drama Series

6th July 2007

The Yale Drama Series is a competition aimed at supporting emerging playwrights, and is sponsored by Yale University Press and Yale Repertory Theatre.

The winner of this annual competition will be awarded the David C. Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of his/her manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Yale Rep. The winning play will be selected by series judge Edward Albee. Submissions must be original, full-length plays – translations, musicals, and children’s plays are not accepted. Playwrights may win the competition only once.

Include a check or money order for $25 made out to Yale University Press with your submission. Entries for the 2008 competition must be postmarked no earlier than July 15, and no later than August 15, 2007.

The winner of the 2007 competition was John Austin Connolly, a retired clinical psychologist from Dublin, for his play The Boys from Siam.

Write in Irish

6th July 2007

The Guild is organising a meeting at the Galway Film Fleadh on Friday 13th July from 10.00am to 1.00pm at the Radisson hotel on the topic of Writing for the Screen in Irish.

The meeting will be opened by the Minister for the Gaeltacht, Éamon Ó Cuív, and will be addressed by Mario Bolduc a writer from Quebec and Roger Williams a writer from Wales.

Spaces are limited so please book a place by emailing, or by phone at 01-6709970.