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Facebook post: 25 March 2017
Thank you to every writer who submitted a piece for next month's Page to Stage. We have an amazing selection to choose from! Everyone will hear from me over the next week or so, whether or not your piece has made it to the final four. Thanks for your interest in Page to Stage!

Facebook post: 15 March 2017
CALLING WRITERS! Nine days until the script deadline for the April Page to Stage event!
* Deadline for script submissions: Fri 24 March (midnight) *
You are invited to submit a NEW 10-minute script (or excerpt of a longer script) to be rehearsed by actors and directors, then shared and given feedback by an industry panel.
Central London venue: The Horse & Stables, SE1 7RW.
Tip 1: Scripts should have 2-4 characters, and be suitable for performance as a rehearsed reading in a small playing area.
Tip 2: The actors who apply to Page to Stage always comprise more female than male, with a broad age range.
* To submit your script *
(i) Email me to request the short submission form. Email address: Page2Stage@gmx.com
(ii) Send the completed form plus your script to the same email address.
If your script is chosen, please be sure you can attend the event – the evening is all about the feedback and responses to your work.
NB: Actors and directors - I will post out specific script breakdowns once the scripts have been chosen!

Facebook post: 23 Feb 2017
Yay! What a great evening we had last night. Four cracking scripts were put on their feet by mega talented actors and directors, and the panel were incredibly engaged and constructive in their feedback. There were so many conversations buzzing in the bar afterwards, which felt amazing. A huge thank you to everyone who was a part of the evening.

Facebook post: 21 Feb 2017
Delighted to announce the full programme for tomorrow's Page to Stage - it's going to be an amazing evening!

‘Epiphany’
Writer: Annette Brook
Director: Jamie Christian
Mick: Ralph Bogard
Dee: Arnie Hewitt
Luce: Paul Valentine

‘Aid Memoir’
Writer: Glenda Cooper
Director: Anthony Nyagah
Martine: Godiva Marshall
Chelle: Julia Quayle

‘deathcamp [homeland jingle]'
Writer: Ben SantaMaria
Director: Rachel Creeger
Act: Greg Page
Art: Carrie Cohen

‘Disconnect’
Writer: Griff Phillips
Director: Jack Silver
Dave: Andrew Candish
Computer: Eve Parmiter

Panel:
Afsaneh Gray
Adam Bambrough
Matt Applewhite

Host:
Miranda Harrison


Facebook post: 8 Feb 2017
ACTORS AND DIRECTORS CALL OUT (For the event on Weds 22 Feb.)
NB: You are welcome to apply again if you have applied previously. But please note slight change in application process...

Requirements/time commitment (voluntary event, unpaid):
- The event showcases new writing: you'll need strong stage skills, clear delivery, good characterisation and excellent sight-reading.
- Scripts are sent out in advance. Actors should be very familiar with the lines (but not off-book).
- Cast and director meet on the night, with 1½ hours to rehearse.
Submission:
- Please click on the icon above for a submission form. Complete the form and send it to Miranda Harrison at page2stage@gmx.com
- NB: Please state which role(s) you are interested in, but the final casting may differ. Playing ages can differ from those stated in the call-out.
 
Requirements/time commitment (voluntary event, unpaid):
- Working in a small space and limited timeframe, you'll need to be adaptable and imaginative. Showcasing the writing is the key objective.
- Scripts are sent out in advance. Preliminary planning is encouraged (e.g. contacting cast about clothing, the odd prop).
- Cast and director meet on the night, with 1½ hours to rehearse.
Submission:
- Please click on the icon above for a submission form. Complete the form and send it to Miranda Harrison at page2stage@gmx.com
- NB: Please state which play(s) you are interested in, but the final decision may differ.
 
* Deadline: Mon 13 February (midnight) *
 
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THE FOUR PLAYS/EXCERPTS
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‘Epiphany’ by Annette Brook
Dee is in A&E after a transphobic attack. Mick is visiting. Meanwhile Luce is chronically depressed and no one has noticed.
DEE (M) – 33, black, trans (male to female)
MICK (M) – 32, white, stocky, tattooed
LUCE
(M) – 32, white, Greek-Cypriot

‘Aid Memoir’ by Glenda Cooper
Martine, an aid worker from Kenya, is running a refugee camp in a war-torn UK. She is desperate to help Chelle, a young British refugee.
MARTINE (F) – mid-40s, black (Kenyan)
CHELLE (F) – 17, white, a refugee from Kettering
‘deathcamp [homeland jingle], by Ben SantaMaria
A performance piece which clashes questions and quotes (from sources as diverse as will.i.am and Tennyson) in a deliberately raw and unstable response to Trump, Brexit etc. NB: Delivery will need to be crystal clear, e.g. in vocally differentiating the quoted matter from the characters’ own dialogue.
Act – no age, no ethnicity, no gender specified  
Art – no age, no ethnicity, no gender specified 
 
‘Disconnect’ by Griff Phillips
During yet another sickie from work, computer-addict Dave faces up to the prospect that his internet addiction might be ruining his life.
Dave (M) – no age, no ethnicity specified. Thinks he’s funny and witty, but actually is deeply unhappy
Computer
(F) – no age, no ethnicity specified. Adopts a myriad of personas representing Dave’s out-of-control virtual life

 
Facebook post: 1 Feb 2017
The script submission deadline for the February event is now closed. Very many thanks to all those who submitted scripts - it's going to be a challenge choosing only four! Everyone will hear from me individually, hopefully by the end of this week. The next post will be to announce the 4 chosen scripts, and to post breakdowns for directors and actors. (Please don't apply before you see the breakdowns, as every Page to Stage is specifically cast per event.)


Facebook post: 18 Jan 2017
CALLING WRITERS! The next event is on Weds 22 Feb at The Horse & Stables, SE1 7RW – and we’d like to hear from you!

* Deadline for script submissions: Mon 30 Jan (midnight) *

You are invited to submit a NEW 10-minute script (or excerpt of a longer script) to be rehearsed by actors and directors, then shared and given feedback by an industry panel.
It’s a great way to try out new material, see your work performed, receive advice from the experts, and create working relationships with other theatre-makers.
Tip 1: Scripts should have 2-4 characters, and be suitable for performance as a rehearsed reading in a small playing area.
Tip 2: The actors who apply to Page to Stage always comprise more female than male, with a broad age range.

* To submit your script *
(i) Email me to request the short submission form. Email address: Page2Stage@gmx.com
(ii) Send the completed form plus your script to the same email address.

If your script is chosen, please be sure you can attend the event – the evening is all about the feedback and responses to your work.

NB: Actors and directors - I will post out specific script breakdowns once the scripts have been chosen!


Facebook post: 8 Jan 2017
Happy New Year everyone! I'm delighted to announce that the first Page to Stage of 2017 will be on Weds 22 February.
Writers: submission details and deadline will be posted shortly.
Directors and actors: Call-out with breakdowns will follow once the scripts have been chosen!


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