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Long Play 2016-17

 
A COMPETITION FOR WRITERS WHO ARE FROM OR BASED IN THE EAST MIDLANDS
If you have a distinctive voice, an unexpected story and/or an adaptation that will make us look at theatre afresh, this open full-length play writing competition is for you.

We are interested in receiving both original ideas and adaptations*

Up to 4  shortlisted playwrights will receive:
- 3 group sessions of dramaturgical support with our Associate Dramaturg, Will Drew, to develop their scripts for a final round
- A public reading of the winning play
- £1,500 on decision to produce the play

Entries will be read anonymously. We ask that you send us your typed script with no name or identifying details on it, and instead include contact details in a separate covering letter. For more details about the competition and F.A.Q.s, see the links below.

Long Play Competition 2016 -17 will be open to submissions on Monday 5th September. 

LONG PLAY 2015 - 16

We are pleased to announce that our shortlisted entries for Long Play 2015 - 16 are:

Let's Just Pretend by Nikki Hill

Hurry Up and Wait by Michael Pinchbeck

Hobnobs by Katie Redford

Ladybird Ladybird by Hilary Spiers

Our four writers will be working with Associate Dramaturg, Will Drew over the coming months, receiving tailored script development support. After this period, in the late Autumn, we will announce our winner.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

LONG PLAY 2014-15
Winning play: Vampire in Bradford by Azma Dar

LONG PLAY 2013-14
Winning play: Unforgettable by Tim Elgood 
Runners up: Blue Moon by Mufaro Makubika and The Man Upstairs by Ollie Smith

We very rarely have the means to produce unsolicited new plays. The Long Play Competition is our way of accepting unsolicited scripts. If you wish to discuss a creative idea outside of the competition, please make contact with our Artistic Director, Jack McNamara, with an introductory email and a short example of your work. Learn more about our policy on unsolicited scripts below.

Welcome

New Perspectives is an East Midlands based national touring theatre company, specialising in creating dynamic performances for rural audiences. We make ambitious and original theatre, focusing on new writing, adaptations and revivals, which we present in community settings and venues nationally and internationally. We provide career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and manage the rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts . 

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IN 2016
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IN 2017
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Aki Kaurismaki's enigmatic comic fable
THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST adapted for stage by Jack McNamara


 
 
 
 
 

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