Friday, 8 January 2010


Below is an open call for writers I've been asked to share with you. If I have any playwrights amongst my readers this may be of interest to them =] 

Open Call for submissions: DYS-PLA

msft are looking for 60 min plays by dyslexic theatre writers to produce as part of the DYS-PLA festival taking place in November 2010 at the THEATRO TECHNIS Theatre. We are able to offer between 2-4 night run and will provide actors, directors, rehearsal space (limited), and full publicity. The plays can be on any subject the writer wishes to dramatise, and we welcome scripts about learning differences, hidden differences and other neo-diversity topics. The deadline for first draft submissions is the 1 May 2010. All scripts will be chosen by 1 August 2010. Please email submissions to

Sunday Surgery – script development and staged performances
Every last Sunday of the month from February 28th 2010, at The Edinburgh Cellars, 125 Newington Green Road, London

Sunday Surgery is intended as a creative think tank where writers of all mediums may experiment and develop their new writing and gain constructive feedback from a supportive audience.

msft offers a Sunday Service for experienced as well as novice writers, where you can develop creative ideas, build characters and push your plot to its dramatic limits. We are not here to ‘teach’ you how to write, we are here to make what you write come to life. Once you have created a story, msft will provide space to put it on its feet, a professional director and trained actors to bring it to life in front of an audience. Successful Sunday Surgery work will then be developed further and considered for selection for msft’s festivals of new work, Write Side of the Brain and the DYS-PLA festival, to take place at a top London Venue in November 2010.

We welcome 10-60 page submissions from writers all year round – please note that submissions received by the 1st of each month will be considered for that month’s Sunday Surgery. We accept anything from first drafts up to completed scripts. msft also encourages submissions from writers with a learning difference such as dyslexia .

Please send all submissions to

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about msft or our other events, please email: Lennie[AT]makingtheatrework[DOT]com

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