In March 2020 as the country locked down and most creative opportunities disappeared overnight, we decided to use some of our small reserve to fund online readings of scripts-in-progress for writers on our database. Over the next few months we organised almost 20 readings, paying actors a small fee to read the scripts, hosting discussions afterwards and giving written feedback to the writers. It is on this model that we have based our new project, which is funded by Arts Council England …
Zooming Ahead – A New Project for Women Writers based in the South West
With most theatres dark due to Covid, our new project offers some light and hope for women writers based in the South West. Whilst we can’t offer production opportunities, we can offer a package of script development support including dramaturgy and Zoom readings for 10 writers, so as theatres start to produce again there are 10 oven-baked scripts ready to go!
There will be five script submission windows between Oct 2020 and Feb 2021 and from each set of scripts submitted Theatre West’s Artistic Directors will select two to receive a package of support.
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