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Last call for submissions to the 'Scripts' playwriting festival

Justin Kelly

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Justin Kelly

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Last call for submissions to the 'Scripts' playwriting festival

The Scripts Playwriting Festival, which is dedicated to new Irish plays, is looking for new works. Taking place across Birr, Co Offaly from Sunday, July 9 to Sunday, July 16 2017, playwrights, both established and emerging, are invited to submit original 15 minute plays on the theme, “What Next?"

The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 31, 2017, and scripts most suited for development will then be chosen by the selection panel headed by playwright Eugene O'Brien from Edenderry.

Selected playwrights must then be available to be in Birr from Sunday, July 9 to Thursday, July 13, 2017, and to attend the headline event at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Sunday, July 16, 2017, where the plays will be presented as staged readings.

There will be a prize for 'Best Play' awarded on the night. There are also opportunities for winning playwrights to meet and engage with production and dramaturgy departments of professional theatre companies and network with production partners.

The winning play may then go on to represent the festival in further opportunities and events. Playwrights can submit plays by e-mail to submissions.scripts@gmail.com or by post to Scripts, Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Oxmantown Hall, Birr, Co. Offaly.

For more information as well as the submission conditions, log on to www.scriptsireland.com.