They’re looking for writers to contribute strands, to help them to work together to interweave them, and collaborate on generating more, together.
If successful you’ll be paid a commission of £1000 for your story, and then expenses to attend a masterclass week with professional artists and writers.
Who they are looking for:
Writers who have never received a professional production of their solo play (self produced shows, shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, shorts, sketches, and writers nights don’t disqualify you)
They are deliberately, though not exclusively, seeking out stories and voices from underrepresented communities and people. This might include racially, regionally, socio-economically under-represented writers..
You don’t have to have read or seen any Charles Dickens.
Your whole (initial) strand probably can’t be more than 20 minutes of total stage time (not necessarily in one go – across scenes). Can be less.
Sketching has a cast of only five. But they can of course play more than one part.
Deadline for proposal submissions: Monday 4th June
Writers informed by: Monday 18th June
Week to keep free: 2nd July – 8th July (likely only 3-4 days during this period, tbc, for workshops and development. Full attendance required, expenses paid)
Rehearsals: 27th August – 25th September (full time attendance not required, just FYI)
Performance dates: 26th September – 27th October
For more information on what Wilton’s Music Hall are looking for, and to apply please go to https://www.sketchingtheplay.com/submit-story