Archive for July 6th, 2009

Off Cut Festival Competition

6th July 2009 by Maura McHugh

The In Company theatrical company in London are currently accepting play submissions for the Off Cut Festival in the Old Red Lion Theatre, Islington.

Each play must be a maximum of 15 minutes in length, and should not involve more than four actors. 24 plays will be selected and played over two weeks at the festival. An audience vote will choose eight plays to advance.

Those plays will enter a ‘finals’ week, and will be performed in front of a professional panel for prizes. The panel consists of Olivier-nominated Moira Buffini (playwright), BAFTA-winning Nigel Douglas (director), Robert Rigby (author), and Andrew William Robb (West End producer)

The prize for the best play is a week-long production of a piece of the playwright’s choice at The Old Red Lion Theatre.

The deadline for entries is 5pm August 17th 2009.

Successful writers will be notified by e-mail and/or telephone by September 1st, 2009. Further information on how to apply is available via the web site.

Cork Guild Meeting

6th July 2009 by Maura McHugh

The Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild is organising its first meeting for all members who live in or around Cork city.

It will take place at the Cork Film Centre at 6.30pm on Thursday 16th July.

There will be an open agenda, but to give the meeting some structure, David Kavanagh, CEO of the Guild, will present the 2nd Annual ZeBBies Report.

The report covers the period July 2007 to June 2008, and will provide detailed information on the amount of work which was available to writers, the number of writers who developed projects and produced work, and the rates of pay involved therein.

Members are also welcome to invite fellow scribes, be they Guild members – or mere mortals – for a sober discussion and (if we’re very lucky) a non-sober drink.

If you would like to attend please RSVP to: info[at]script[dot]ie