Coracle in association with Alphabetti Theatre presents SUFFRAGETTE
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When: Thursday 17th - Saturday 19th May 2018
Show Begins: 7.30pm
Tickets: Pay What You Feel
Age Recommendation: 14+
An evening of new short plays celebrating the fight for women’s votes, alongside readings of Suffrage Plays written at the time of the Suffragette movement.
2018 marks 100 years since the first election in which women could vote in the UK. Getting that vote was a difficult and costly journey.
To remember the struggle and celebrate the victory these women achieved we are presenting three nights of new short plays inspired by their stories, performed alongside readings of short "Suffrage plays" written by men and women a hundred years ago to support the Suffragettes campaign.
WE ARE STILL TAKING SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS: Deadline 22 April
We are looking for short plays taking inspiration from the stories of the Suffragette movement.
These dont have to be historical pieces - It could be a literal story of an event or particular person, or a more abstract interpretation of some of the themes and ideals of the movement. It could be set 100 years ago, in the present or even in the future - it’s entirely up to you. Our only stipulations are your script must be:
• A MAXIMUM of 20 minutes long (approx 20 pages double-spaced A4, 12 pt text for dialogue or 10 pages for monologue). Shorter than 20 is fine.
• Ideally for a cast of ONE or TWO ACTORS (though as many characters as you like). (If you have an incredible story which just has to have 4 actors - we will read it!)
• MINIMAL on PROPS and set (We will be performing in a ‘black box’ environment. There may be some furniture or stage blocks available, but keep things as minimal as possible)
This call is open to anyone of any age or experience, whether you’re a published playwright or have never written before.
Up to three plays will be chosen and produced by Coracle. Winning playwrights will also receive a small fee (at least £100, subject to funding)
You must submit your completed play midnight on 22 April 2018
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-Coracle will select up to three plays to produce. Casting and other creative direction on the plays will be Coracle / Alphabetti’s responsibility.
- Coracle reserve the right to cut / edit scripts for length if required (other editorial changes will be discussed between the writer and director)
-Writers of selected scripts will be invited to the first read through / rehearsal and the dress rehearsal.
-The fee for the finished scripts is subject to successful funding.
-If your play is produced by Coracle, we reserve the right to publish the script as a playtext / program for sale in connection with this production. The copyright in the play remains with the writer.