Newly-written 10 minute plays, each inspired by a gallery exhibit

Theatre West have teamed up with three wonderful art galleries around our region -

- to stage a brand new play, Gluck's Flowers by Brenda Callis, in spring 2024.

But before that, we asked the wonderful women writers of the west country to "make an exhibition of themselves"! Each of the three galleries chose one painting or object from their collection, which they thought might spark the writer's imagination.

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a girl a trowel a roof

The Task

We then asked women writers to choose one of the exhibits as a jumping off point to write a 10 minute audio play, with the intention of choosing one script for each piece and then producing them for the respective gallery to use, and also making them available to listen on our website. The three selected writers will each receive a fee of £200.

In order to support the authors there was an online writing workshop in December 2023 with award winning writer Katie Hims who has extensive experience of writing for radio (as well as writing two plays for Theatre West!).

The deadline for final scripts has now passed, and a decision on whose scripts have been chosen will be available soon.

After much reading and deliberating, we are pleased to announce the shortlist for this opportunity

And the winners are