Red Dragonfly Productions in association with Grist To The Mill are running a New Writing Festival and are looking for new and emerging writers from British East Asian, South Asian and South East Asian communities who are interested in contributing.
We are looking for a thirty minute stage play, the subject of which can be anything you want – from something contemporary to more traditional folk and fairy tales - as long as it is family friendly – and we mean the whole family not just small children. The play should be written for a cast of up to four actors only – although they can double up on characters if you want – and workable with a minimal set, however do not let this restrict your imagination – it's amazing what can be accomplished on a stage with very little.
Applicants need to be over eighteen but otherwise we are truly open to hearing from anybody. We are not only looking for established writers but potential writers of any ability or experience, amateur and emerging, we and our in house dramaturge, Ross Ericson, will support you throughout your script development.
After we have reviewed the submissions we will be inviting up to ten successful applicants to a free one day workshop – travel will be provided* – and from that workshop three will be selected to have their plays produced and performed in our festival.
(*depending on applicants' bases).
There will be a £1000 fee paid to each writer whose play is performed at the festival.
If you want to be considered then in the first instance please submit to us a full description of your idea – no longer than one A4 page, but make sure your story has a beginning, middle and an end – along with your name, age, ethnicity and any access requirements.
We will only accept submissions by email to the following address
and submissions need to be received by no later than the 1st October 2016. Successful participants will be invited to the workshop by the 16th October 2016 that will take place by the end of that month, at a place and time yet to be confirmed. The performances are scheduled to take place in February of 2017.
We look forward to hearing from you!