Barnstorm Theatre Company Seek New Plays

Selected works will be given full production in Kilkenny.

Barnstorm Theatre Company, Kilkenny, is seeking new plays to excite, challenge and entertain its family audiences in a series of open-air performances situated on park benches. Clandestine meetings, espionage, chance encounters – the socially-distant audience will ‘spy’ on the drama from afar in a unique theatre experience.

Each play will be 15 – 30 minutes in duration and confined to a park bench with up to 3 actors.

Writers are asked to submit a synopsis of their play idea with character description and sample dialogue.

A number of these ideas will be selected to be developed to first draft script for which writers will receive a development fee of €500.

The final pieces that make the selection will be given full production in Kilkenny as part Barnstorm’s 2022 summer programme. Those chosen for this phase will receive a commissioning fee.

Submissions to be emailed to the Artistic Director, Philip Hardy [email protected]

Deadline for submissions is 5pm Friday, 25th March 2022.

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