Friday, 22 March 2013

Snow Day & Bollywood play competition

It is like a blizzard out there today.  Schools have been cancelled and when I walked down through the snow to the newsagents to buy my lottery ticket for the $80million jackpot tonight, I found that the machines were down.  Will just have to brave the element again later on, because I just know that if I don't put my line on, my numbers will come up!

To keep you feeling toasty on this snow day, I thought I would share this competition that Diane Green has sent me:

Fancy winning £1,000 in our playwriting competition?

To celebrate 100 years of Indian Cinema, Freedom Studios is looking for a script for a 10-minute play that recreates the magic of Bollywood to be performed live in the heart of Bradford.

That's where you come in. Weʼre looking for a talented writer to bring Bollywood to Bradford. Do you have what it takes to write a slice of Bollywood? Can you transport us into a world of excitement, escapism and entertainment?

One more thing, Bollywood is all about glitz and glamour so we're giving 82,585 rupees* tp the lucky winner or if you prefer


The theme is up to you. Love, loss, hate, comedy or tragedy. Anything goes as long as it has that Bollywood spirit.
The winning entry will be performed live in Bradford in either outdoor or indoor venues for family audiences to enjoy in August 2013. It's up to you what you write about and even what language it's in (as long as it entertains the audience).

Just a few rules to remember:

Make sure itʼs 10 minutes long with a maximum of 3 characters.
No sets, but costumes and music encouraged.
Only one script entry per person and remember itʼs for live performance rather than film.
All submitted scripts must be original and have not been previously performed professionally.
The lucky winner must be available for meetings in Bradford with the director to discuss the
script and be able to complete any rewrites required for performance.

The winner must be willing to take part in publicity events organised by Freedom Studios.
The winning script will be announced on the website by 18th June 2013.
For a full list of terms and conditions, see the website

Deadline is

31st May 2013. To enter, please complete an entry form, available from our website

and send together with your script to

Alternatively send the entry form and script in the post to Freedom Studios, The Design Exchange, 34 Peckover Street, Little Germany, Bradford, BD1 5BD. Please note scripts will not be returned unless a stamped self-addressed envelope is included.
Freedom Studios is committed to promoting intercultural theatre practice and welcomes applications from a diverse range of artists from all backgrounds.
So what are you waiting for? Bollywood needs you!

* Exchange rate current as at 3 March 2013. Prize money will be £1,000 in sterling currency.

Freedom Studios

Telephone: 01274 730077


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