Call for submission- Heretic Voices at the Arcola

Heretic Voices seek monologues from writers and writer-performers to be fully produced by professionals at the Arcola in January  2018. Plays will also be published in a collection.

A shortlist of plays will be presented to a prestigious panel; Michael Billington, Lolita Chakrabarti, Monica Dolan and Mel Kenyon. The panel will then select the plays to be produced.

Submitted monologues can be of any genre and can feature one or more voice, but must be able to be performed by a single actor. They must be between 15 minutes and 45 minutes in length.


Submission period: 19 July – 30 September 2017

All monologues will be read by a team of readers working in the industry. A shortlist of plays will be announced and presented to the panel to read. From their individual appraisals, the final plays will be selected and produced.

Heretic Voices will assemble leading actors, directors, and creative teams to stage the chosen plays in early 2018. Writer-performers may perform their own work if selected, at the discretion of Heretic Voices.

The plays will be presented to the public at the Arcola Theatre in January 2018.

Guidance for writers 

  • Submitted works must not have been performed professionally.

  • Submitted works must have a running time of 15 minutes to 45 minutes and can be of any genre.

  • The monologue must be able to be performed by one actor.

  • The monologues must be in English.

  • We are regrettably unable to provide feedback to writers.

How to Enter

 Submit monologues to along with no more than 150 words about yourself.

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Published on:
24 Jul 2017


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