Framework Theatre Company: Framework Festival – Scratch Scripts

Pay: £150
Closing date: Fri 24 May 2024: 12pm

Framework Theatre Company are seeking two pre-existing script excerpts (of approximately 15 pages) that would benefit from being presented script-in-hand to an audience of early-career theatre-makers at this year’s festival.

Framework Theatre Company are thrilled to present Framework Festival 2024. Now in its fourth year, Framework Festival aims to provide a regular offering of support to all emerging artists in Scotland. It provides time, space, and knowledge to artists and facilitates connection across the sector.

This year the in-person part of the festival will be a day of panels, workshops, and new writing on the 29 June 2024 (subject to change). The online part of the festival will take the form of three weeks of workshops, delivered in July 2024. This festival is designed for emerging artists to create new work, support emerging artists with their creative development and connect with other emerging creatives.

As part of this, they are looking for two pre-existing 15 minute script excerpts that might benefit from a script-in-hand reading in front of an audience of peers. These scripts can be excerpts of longer works or stand-alone short plays, and they should require a maximum of two performers. The selected scripts will receive support from Framework Theatre to produce them in a scratch-style reading. The work will be performed by emerging actors in a script-in-hand reading at the Traverse Theatre as part of the in-person festival day. The performers will be selected by the Framework Theatre team.

– The provision of a 15 minute pre-existing script excerpt (approx 15 pages).
– Attendance for one day at the Traverse Theatre on 29 June 2024.
Fee: £150
Access & Travel Support Provided – they encourage applications from emerging theatre-makers across Scotland.

Framework Festival 2024 is funded by the National Lottery via Creative Scotland.

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Closing date: Fri 24 May 2024: 12pm