SCRATCH THAT- opportunity for two emerging playwrights from under represented backgrounds

SCRATCH THAT is a new artist development programme for playwrights from typically underrepresented backgrounds. Scratch That is a specialist artist development programme led by S+K’s Literary Associate Myah Jeffers and guest director for 2018 Emily Aboud. S+K will support you to develop an existing idea and transfer it from the page to the stage in just four weeks.

As the S+K Project is based in Tottenham, they will provide valuable feedback to ALL submissions from Tottenham and writers based in the wider Haringey borough.

​Simply put, it runs like this:

  • You will be paired up with one of our industry professionals;
  • Over several one-to-one mentoring sessions, they will guide you through the process of developing your script;
  • You will be set a deadline to write a final draft of your script;
  • With S+K’s support, you get to cast your actors and invite industry professionals and potential collaborators to your staged reading;
  • Your script will be performed in a staged reading in a professional arts venue.

You will gain

  • Opportunity to be paired with a mentor to give bespoke, personalised feedback on your work during one-to-one sessions throughout October.
  • Your work staged as part of a double bill of rehearsed readings in front of an industry audience followed by a Q+A.
  • Potential for work to be developed further, either with S+K or our industry friends.
  • Long term artist engagement and development opportunities with The S+K Project.​​

S+K are looking for two emerging playwrights with an early draft of a play that they’re itching to scratch. To get involved, all you have to do

  • Apply with a one script no longer than 20 minutes in length, or an excerpt from a longer piece;
  • Attach a short personal bio / CV (if you are Tottenham-based please include this in your bio);
  • Include a statement (150 words or fewer) on why you think Scratch That would benefit you at this point in your career.
  • Interviews with the shortlisted playwrights will lead to the two selected writers being announced publicly the following week.



Published on:
19 Dec 2018


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