Your Voice: North East – A call out to Writers/Theatre Makers!

Live Theatre are now launching an open call for ten-minute short plays that reflect the contemporary lived experience in the North East right now.

From this open call they will select seven plays and award a commission of £1000 to each of the seven successful writers or theatre artists. Live Theatre will also produce and present these plays as part of our autumn 2021 programme.

They are keen to expand our existing network of North East writers and theatre artists and hear from new voices from within our region. To help us discover those new voices they will only be accepting submissions from writers or theatre artists who have had no previous work professionally performed at Live Theatre.

Who is this for?

  • Writers or theatre artists based in the North East of England
  • Writers or theatre artists at any level of experience
  • Writers or theatre artist with no previous professional credit at Live Theatre


  • Plays that reflect the contemporary lived experience in the North East
  • Plays that are bold, diverse and theatrical
  • Plays that are original in content
  • Plays no longer then ten minutes (Approx. 10 pages)
  • Plays created by writers for actors or created by artists to be performed by themselves


Monday 7 June 2021 at 10am

Rehearsal and production is expected to take place in September 2021
All unsuccessful applicants will receive feedback on their submission

Published on:
21 Apr 2021
Opportunity deadline:
07 Jun 2021


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