The Upsetters- new BAMER scratch night


Bunker Theatre, London
9th June 2019

Open for script submissions for the first 9th June show at 9am on Monday 11th March.


The Upsetters is a call to writers of colour for scripts that run between 15-20 minutes in length- five to be staged. All writers will be contacted by email to let them know the outcome, even if not selected.

The Upsetters will assign directors to each piece and the directors will cast the plays. Rehearsal space will be provided for free in partnership with Theatre Deli London.  If writers have a preferred director they wish to work with, then they are more than welcome to let them know.

They’re exploring options to provide audio description for blind audiences as well.

They really want this to be a writer-led event that celebrates representation on and off the stage. They will always aim to assign directors of colour and actors of colour, and aim to be as representative as possible.

Additionally they will

  • Caption events using The Difference Engine for D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences.
  • Offer relaxed performance for neurodivergent audiences.
  • 10% of all tickets go to the Black Ticket Project.

They’re exploring options to provide audio description for blind audiences as well.


Payment -£50.00 to every writer, director and actor involved.


Entry requirements 

  • No more than four people per script
  • They ask that writers be considerate with the props and staging.
  • If writers submit an extract from a full length piece, it should stand on its own as an outstanding piece of theatre.

7 Mar 2019


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