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Scripts Ireland’s Playwriting Festival Submission Call

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Scripts Ireland’s Playwriting Festival in Offaly is dedicated to the development and nurturing of new Irish plays.

Playwrights are mentored by playwright Eugene O’Brien in an exciting developmental process which sees writers watch their plays moving from page to stage. A Radio Play from 2013 “Meat and Blue Wicked” by Gillian Greer was co produced with Midlands 103 recently won a prestigious Silver PPI Radio Award for Best Drama.

Scripts – Ireland’s Playwriting Festival are now launching an entire new event dedicated to WILD FOR THE WIRELESS.

Playwrights aged over 18 are invited to submit 15 minute Radio Plays on the theme “A Bump In The Road” for selection. A number of Playwrights will be selected to take part in a developmental process under the guidance of Eugene O’Brien, where they will have the opportunity to develop and fine tune their scripts over a three day process.

How to apply

Radio plays must be emailed as attachments to submissions.scripts@gmail.com by 5p.m. December 8th 2014.

Alternatively, hard copies can be posted to Scripts c/o Birr Theatre & Art’s Centre, Oxmantown Hall, Birr, Co. Offaly.

  • Plays must be no longer than 15 minutes in running time and must be in the format of a radio play.
  • Plays must be on the theme “ A Bump In The Road”
  • Plays must have between 1 – 3 characters
  • Playwrights name and contact details must not appear on the script itself but should be on a separate cover page.
  • Playwrights who wish to enter plays must be available to travel to Birr to participate in the developmental process from January 15th to 17th 2015.

Scripts – Ireland’s Playwriting Festival is co-produced by Birr Theatre & Art’s Centre and Jasango Theatre and is supported by Offaly County Council

For more info check out http://www.scriptsireland.com/

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