Submissions Open for Graeae’s Crips with Chips at Liverpool Everyman!

An evening out with new writing at its heart

Once a year, Graeae partners with a UK venue to host a showcase of short plays by Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent writers written in response to a predetermined theme.

The next Crips with Chips will take place at Liverpool Everyman on Saturday, 24 February 2024.

If you identify as Deaf, disabled or neurodiverse, Graeae and Liverpool Everyman invite you to submit a 10-20 minute play responding to the prompt ‘a fork in the road.’ Be as inventive in your response as you like!


  • Writers must identify as Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent
  • Writers must be based in the UK or Ireland — no other location-based restrictions apply
  • Plays must be no more than 20 minutes in length — 15 pages is a good but inexact guide for this
  • Plays must require no more than three actors
  • Plays must not have been performed elsewhere

Selected writers will receive £500. In addition, Graeae will cover the selected writers’ travel, accommodation, and access costs. Graeae will request writers’ access requirements once the scripts are selected.


  • Writers will be expected to redraft their play in response to feedback from Graeae and Liverpool Everyman
  • Writers must attend a full day workshop of their play at Liverpool Everyman during w/c 19 February (exact date TBC)
  • Writers must attend the tech and dress rehearsal and performance at Liverpool Everyman on Saturday, 24 February

If a writer’s access needs prohibit them from attending in person, Graeae will arrange for them to attend remotely.

Send your play to with ‘Crips with Chips submission’ in the subject line.

Deadline: Midnight on Thursday, 30 November 2023 

Published on:
31 Oct 2023
Opportunity deadline:
30 Nov 2023


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