November’s not so dull at this month’s Zoom session, which features an exploration of Adrian Harris’ multimedia playwriting project — join the meeting using the ‘I’m attending’ button on our What’s on page.
Wednesday, 17 November at 7.30pm on Zoom: Montague Terrace by Adrian Harris
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Tonight’s online workshop forms part of Adrian’s professional development project supported by The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) for which he’s building on his theatre sound design experience in writing a play that combines onstage and recorded audio action.
Montague Terrace has a split timeframe that finds Jim and Helena meeting in the rundown Victorian rank in 1944 while Sarah and David have a present-day first encounter in the same place. The story examines displacement and anxiety caused by major worldwide events inviting its audience to compare its dual situations.
We’ll be reading a short section of the script, and, with your permission, Adrian will make a recording of your feedback and include edited highlights of this in a podcast documenting the project.
Get the meeting pack for tonight’s meeting including the Zoom login details and link to the script extract using the ‘I’m attending’ button on our What’s on page.
Wednesday, 8 December at 7.30pm on Zoom: Open Workshop
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Join us for our festive 2021 finale. Get in touch using our ‘Book a workshop slot’ form if you’ve got a script, treatment, pitch or idea that you’d like to give a seasonal airing.
BBC Writersroom upcoming Open Call
BBC Writersroom is opening the latest script submission window of its Open Call talent scouting scheme on Thursday, 9 December, allowing writers a five-week opportunity to offer drama and comedy drama scripts for its consideration.
The initiative is not seeking scripts for the BBC to commission, but looking to identify talented writers with the potential for development with the Corporation in future. This means that you can submit scripts for film, television, radio, stage or online performance including those intended for children.
Your script should be at least 30 minutes and should be at an advanced stage of development — you should not submit first drafts or other immature work even if this means waiting until a later Open Call to allow you more time for rewriting.
The Drama and Comedy Drama Open Call starts on Thursday, 9 December 2021, and ends on Thursday, 13 January 2022.