Got back from a lovely holiday in Tunisia yesterday (more of which to follow in future posts) and whilst I was away, some of you may have noticed that Steve Ansell posted a comment on my Hexham Book Festival post. He wishes to publicise a playwriting opportunity to my members, so for those of you that didn't see it, please find the full details below:
Dean Clough Mill
Gi60 Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/gi60channel
(Gi60 is a non profit event, all participants waive their fee. Gi60 is free to
enter, copyright remains with the author, there is no prize)
CALL FOR PLAYS from UK writers
Gi60 The One Minute Theatre festival
celebrating 10yrs of tiny plays
To celebrarte ten years of Gi60 live on the UK stage we are looking for ten one
minute plays (one for each year) from British writers who have never had worked
performed as part of the festival
Gi60 (Gone in sixty seconds) is the world’s only International One Minute
Theatre Festival and this year Gi60 celebrates ten years of tiny plays live on
the UK stage. Gi60 was created by ScreamingMediaProductions artistic Director
Steve Ansell in 2003 as part of the ‘Write On’ new writing festival at
Harrogate Theatre, the event became international in 2004 with the assistance
of Professor Rose Bonczek and the launch of Gi60 US live at Brooklyn College,
Each year Gi60 premieres 100 new plays, all of which are recorded and made
available on line at the Gi60 You Tube channel.
When Gi60 started, short form theatre was almost unheard of and often
overlooked as no more than a gimmick. Over the years we have shown again and
again that its form theatre offers a unique opportunity for writers, actors and
audiences. It seems that our efforts over the last decade have not been in vain
as short form theatre is now being embraced by mainstream theatres and
companies across the country.
We already have over 450 play submissions for this year’s festival but to
celebrate ten years of Gi60 live on the UK Stage we are looking for ten one
minute plays (one for each year) from writers in the United Kingdom that have
never had their work premiered as part of Gi60. Each of the chosen ten writers
will be featured on the Gi60 blog and in the Gi60 UK live festival programme as
well as having their work performed by trained actors as part of Gi60 UK Live
at the Viaduct Theatre, Halifax on Saturday June 8th.
Plays can be about any subject as long as the work is totally original and the
play lasts no longer than sixty seconds. If you would like to be one of the
featured writers please submit your play by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Midnight April
30th with the subject line ‘Gi60 10.4.10’
For full terms and conditions visit the Gi60 blog www.gi60.blogspot.com
In the last decade Gi60 has premiered over 800 new plays (over 600 can be
viewed on the Gi60 youtube channel) Got a minute….
Entry to Gi60 is free and copyright remains with the author. Gi60 is open to
anybody, of any age, from anywhere.