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Facebook post: 8 June 2018

ACTORS AND DIRECTORS CALL OUT! (For the event on Tues 19 June)
~ Apply to be in the mix! Please submit a form. See details below ~

ACTORS
Requirements/time commitment (voluntary event, unpaid):
- The event showcases new writing: you need strong stage skills, clear delivery, good characterisation, 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:
- Email Miranda Harrison at [email protected] for a form. Complete the form and email it back to me!
- NB: Please state which role(s) you are interested in. Final casting may differ. Playing ages can differ from those stated in the call-out.

DIRECTORS
Requirements/time commitment (voluntary event, unpaid):
- Working in a small space and limited timeframe, you 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 etc).
- Cast and director meet on the night, with 1½ hours to rehearse.
Submission:
- Email Miranda Harrison at [email protected] for a form. Complete the form and email it back to me!
- NB: Please state which play(s) you are interested in, but the final decision may differ.


* Deadline: Tues 12 June (midday) *


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THE FOUR PLAYS/EXCERPTS
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‘Alabama Song’ by Anne-Sophie Marie
A disturbing story is told in flashbacks during a psychologist and prisoner interview.
Alice: F, 25-60s. American. Prison psychologist – patient, highly intelligent
Alex: M, 20s/30s. English/European. Prisoner – formerly ran a restaurant, passionate about food
Betty: F, 20s/30s. American. Alex’s wife, good business brain

‘The Loft’ by Richard Fitchett
Strange rashes suffered by a teenage boy lead to an extraordinary discovery. Good comedy bones needed for this one.
Kathy Kelly: F, late 30s. Working-class mum, concerned about her boy
Thomas Kelly: M, 15/16. Kathy’s son. NB: No lines, but key to the storyline! Could double with a character in another piece.
Dr Robins: F, any age. The family doctor. Realises that the rashes are highly unorthodox
Bill Thompson: M, 40s. Member of MI6. Officious, but intrigued/excited by the discovery

‘The After’ by Sophie Drewery
It’s the end of the world, and two sisters and their partners need to make difficult decisions...
Rhi: F, late 20s. Girlfriend to Angie, sister to Sydnie – outgoing, strong personality
Angie: F, early 20s. Girlfriend to Rhi – behaves younger than the others; has a secret
Sydnie: F, early 30s. Girlfriend to Ollie, sister to Rhi – strong, caring character
Ollie: M, early 30s. Boyfriend to Sydnie – practical, caring; also has a secret

‘Intelligent’ by Alex Prescot
A university tutor has booked a session with a new therapist. Things take a rather unexpected turn...
A: F, any age. Black. High-flying university lecturer. Has had a nervous breakdown
B: F or M, any age. White. Therapist. Former student of A. Bitter about elite universities



Facebook post: 8 June 2018

Delighted to announce the four pieces being performed at Page to Stage on Tues 19 June:
‘Alabama Song’ by Anne-Sophie Marie
‘The Loft’ by Richard Fitchett
‘The After’ by Sophie Drewery
‘Intelligent’ by Alex Prescot

It's going to be a fab evening! Call-out for directors and actors to follow shortly.



Facebook post: 20 May 2018

CALLING WRITERS! Page to Stage event: Tues 19 June, The Horse & Stables, London SE1 7RW

* Deadline for submissions: Mon 28 May (midnight) *

You are invited to submit a NEW 10-minute theatre script (or excerpt) to be rehearsed by actors and directors, then performed and given feedback by an industry panel.

Page to Stage is a great platform to see your work on its feet, receive advice from the experts, and to create relationships with other theatre-makers.

A few simple rules: Scripts to have 2-4 characters, and to be suitable for performance as a rehearsed reading in a small playing area. To maintain its strong tradition of networking and generating future collaborations, Page to Stage is for UK-based creatives only. HINT: Many more female than male actors apply to Page to Stage – of all ages!

* To submit your script *
(i) Email Miranda Harrison to request the short submission form (other details will be supplied to you at the same time): [email protected]
(ii) Complete the form and email it in along with your script.

NB: If your script is chosen, you must be available to attend the event – the evening is all about direct feedback to the writers.

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

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