What makes people do the things they do? How does a revolution start? How does it finish? How do someone’s ideas change the path of a group of people, a country, even the world? Ideologies, philosophies and thoughts have changed the course of history, crossing boundaries of race, religion, gender, age and sexuality. Has it been for better or worse? What does the future hold?
This season’s PTC theme of ‘Revolutions’ seeks new writing to inspire and expand on the ideologies and histories of those who have made a difference and revolutionised future generations. We wish to ignite these ‘Revolutions’ with our audiences, and your writing will be thought-provoking and inviting to discussions outside the constraints of the theatre.
Each piece should evoke discussion and questions about the theme of 'Revolutions'. It can be about political, social, economic or personal consequences of the ‘Revolutions’ theme. Our theme for the entire PTC Spring/Summer season is ‘Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll’, and writers are encouraged to also consider this wider theme when writing pieces.
There is no restriction on genre or format for your piece. Use the state of society in your set time period to highlight the good and bad of a situation in those times. There has to be an objective to the writing, which can have a turn of events, thus giving way to the ‘Revolution’ you wish to convey.
This year’s writing will be performed in our Studio Space at Putney Arts Theatre. It is a smaller space than the main stage, but invites the audience to the intimacy of the piece and the characters, so writing should be for a simple set. Lighting and sound can help emphasize moments. Please write for a maximum of 4 actors (although the piece could have more characters, as long as it allows for the doubling-up for actors to perform). Pieces can be from around 3 to 15 minutes.
The deadline for delivering your submission is 30th November 2018.
We'll be taking successful submissions through a development round to help make your script even better. The final decision of pieces will be made by January 2019, with performances in May 2019.
Advice for submissions:
- Please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on 30th November 2018. Any submissions after this point cannot be considered.
- Please submit your piece as a Word or PDF document only. No other formats will be considered.
- Clearly title your piece, but do not put your contact details on the document itself. Our team read pieces anonymously to ensure fairness. Please do include your contact details, Name, Telephone Number and Email Address in your cover email.
- Shortlisted submissions will be notified before 20th December 2018. Development of projects will take place in January 2019.