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Galway Theatre Festival Call for Scripts

28th June 2010

Galway Theatre Festival 2010

The Galway Theatre Festival (25 – 31 October 2010) has issued a Call for Scripts of unproduced play for the Rehearsed Reading Series at this year’s festival.

A short-list will be announced by mid-September and the final selection will be made in the following weeks. Those writers whose scripts have been chosen will be invited to sit in on the rehearsal process and attend all of the festival’s Rehearsed Readings.


  • The submitted script must not have been previously produced or be scheduled for a production
  • Plays can be of any genre so long as they are written in either English or Irish
  • Submissions are open to Irish or Ireland-based writers only
  • Two copies of the script must be submitted.

One in hard copy to:

New Scripts
Galway Theatre Festival
47 Dominick Street

And one in electronic form to:

  • Ensure your electronic copy is labelled with the full play title.
  • We request that you include contact details on a separate page at the back of your script. You may include a brief biog if you wish but it is not mandatory.
  • Plays should be between 40 – 60 minutes in length (one page = approx. one minute). Scripts of excessive length will not be considered. The final selection of scripts in 2009 were 40 – 50 pages long.
  • Writers should be mindful of casting. Plays with large amounts of characters are unlikely to be selected due the difficulty of casting. It is advised that you do not exceed seven significant characters per script.
  • Scripts should be properly formatted

Last date for receipt of submissions (both hard copy and electronic): Friday 13th August 2010.

More information about the submission process is available on the web site.

Next BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forums

11th February 2010

Submissions are now open for the next two BAFTA ROCLIFFE NEW WRITING FORUMS taking place at:

  • 2010 Nottingham Screenlit Festival on 27 April, 2010
  • BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, London on 5 May, 2010

The closing date for submissions is 5pm on 8 March, 2010 Entries should be sent to Alex Cook, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN.

Due to the increasing popularity of this event, it has become necessary to charge a small script submission fee (£5.00) to enable the organisers to handle the volume of scripts submitted. BAFTA and Rocliffe are non profit organisations and funds raised will be used towards securing the future of this event format.

Further information on the application process is available on the web site.

IWC Open Day

30th November 2009

On the 5th of Decemember, from 12pm until 10pm, the Irish Writers’ Centre is holding an open day to publicise its new line-up of courses for 2010. Course organisers and tutors will be on hand to answers any questions and offer advice.

The Writer in Residence, Catherine Morris, will give a presentation on Alice Milligan – poet, dramatist and key figure of the Irish literary revival. All of which will be followed by a table quiz and raffle, starting at 6.30pm. There will be drinks and nibbles and wonderful prizes. Tables of 4 cost €16.

Irish at BAFTA Rocliffe Forum

27th November 2009

IFTN reports that next week the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum will spotlight the science fiction feature film The Colony, written by Irish screenwriter Aisling Corristine, with a workshop co-chaired by fellow Irishwoman, director Farah Abushwesha.

It will be workshopped in front of an industry audience at BAFTA in London on Monday, November 30th at 7.30pm.

The Colony will be part of a workshop alongside two other pieces and all three will be performed in the Princess Anne Theatre by actors cast by Laura Dickens CDG, and each be accompanied by music composed for each extract by Air-Edel. The event is rounded off by an informal networking session in the BAFTA bar where attendees will meet with the featured writers, directors, actors and other industry members.

Ticket information is available on the BAFTA web site.

iad-T in the Park

17th November 2009

On Saturday November 28th, IADT and the Dún Laoghaire Arts Office are launching iad-T in the Park, a series of literary happenings taking place once a month at the Tea Rooms in the People’s Park, Dún Laoghaire.

Writers, readers and booklovers of all ages are invited to drop in and join Mia Gallagher, writer-in-residence at the IADT, for an exciting mix of literature, cakes and super-strength espresso. Tea-drinkers are also catered for!

Whether it’s poetry that takes your fancy or crime fiction that keeps you turning those pages, iad-T in the Park offers you the chance to share your work in public, chat with other writers, meet some of Ireland’s brightest literary talents – or just talk about the books you love reading.

The events are free of charge, open to all and will run from midday to 4pm.

A full list of all the events is available on the web site.