Hive North – OutStageUs at The Lowry

OutStageUs programme aims to provide creative opportunities through an individually tailored artistic pathway. HiveNorth are looking for scripts that explore LGBTQ+ themes written by LGBTQ+ people.

​Scripts can be something you’ve already been working on or can be explicitly written for the event. They can be monologues, duologues, short scenes or spoken word.

​All submitted scripts will be read, and feedback will be offered to those shortlisted. Up to 10 scripts will then be selected from the shortlist for a uniquely tailored development process, and these writers will receive a fee of £350. The final scripts will then be presented at the OutStageUs event at The Lowry.


  • Number of Characters: 1 – 4. Length: 12 minutes (approximately 12 pages).
  • Only one script per writer is permitted.
  • Scripts submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.
  • Writers must be based within the United Kingdom.
  • Scripts must be anonymised.
  • Title pages should contain only the script title.
  • Scripts must not have been performed previously.


23:59 Sunday 17th July

Shortlist Announced: Monday 1st August

Final Scripts Announced: Friday 12th August

Published on:
4 Jul 2022


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