Archive for October 6th, 2010

New ‘On Writing’ Article

6th October 2010

Caroline FarrellWe’re delighted to add a new article to the On Writing section of our web site today.

Called ‘Don’t put all your shelf puppies in one basket…’ it’s written by up-and-coming screenwriter Caroline Farrell.

The piece details the screenwriting awards in Ireland and Caroline’s top five recommended screenwriting competitions, as well as commentary from fellow screenwriters about their experiences on the competition route.

Theatre Trail Competition

6th October 2010

Drip Action TheatreThe BBC Writers Room reports that the Arundel Festival Theatre Trail, conceived and presented by Drip Action Theatre Company, is now in its eleventh year and looking for writers to submit plays.

The Trail occurs at the end of August, and on each of the Festival’s eight days eight short plays are performed at eight different venues all over Arundel – last year, for example, in a living room, a kitchen, an art gallery and a pub.

Plays should be about 30 minutes long, suitable for day-time performance, with practicable casting and props. All entries should be submitted to:

Drip Action Theatre Trail 2010
1 Norfolk House
28 High Street
West Sussex
BN18 9AB

Deadline: 31st December 2010.

One play only per entrant, in hard copy (not e-mail). Please enclose SAE if you’d like your play returned. There is no reading fee.

A reading committee will select the plays that will be performed, with the best submitted script receiving the Joy Goun award of £200 at the Theatre Trail launch in May 2011.

Each successful playwright will receive a £150 writer’s fee.

For further information call 01903 885250 or e-mail