Call for Welsh writers- Pontardawe Arts Centre Script Slam

Pontardawe Arts Centre is inviting submissions of new writing for their annual Script Slam.

Twelve scripts will be selected and performed in three heats during the autumn season in front of an audience and a panel of judges. The judges (Elen Bowman, Derek Cobley and Dean Verbeck) will give feedback on all the pieces and select one script to be taken on to the final.  In addition, the audience will select their favourite piece which will also be taken on to the final.

Deadline for submissions: Monday 21st August 2017.  

The heats will take place on:

  • Tuesday 3 October 2017
  • Tuesday 31 October 2017
  • Tuesday 28 November 2017

…with the final taking place on Tuesday 30 January, 2018.

The scripts will be performed as script in hand performances under the direction of Dean Verbeck.

Following feedback from the heats writers of the selected pieces will be given the opportunity to revise their piece in readiness for the final (revised scripts to be submitted by 22 January 2018).

At the Grand Final, the judges will select a winning script and the writer given the opportunity to work with a dramaturge on the development of the script and then with the Arts Centre on a research and development week with director and actors to develop the piece towards production.


To enter:

Your script must be typed.  It should be an extract of no more than ten minutes from a longer piece of writing (we reserve the right to cut the piece down to the prerequisite length).  The extract must be capable of being staged with minimal props and with a maximum of 2 actors (although more characters could be involved in the final piece).  Please note that there is a maximum of one script per writer.

Please do not put your name anywhere on the script. But include a separate sheet with your name, your address, your email address and a contact telephone number.

You must be based or be born in Wales.

If you would like more information or would like to submit a piece please either email to  or mail the script to Angie DickinsonPontardawe Arts Centre, Herbert Street, Pontardawe SA8 4ED

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Published on:
9 Aug 2017


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