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.