Write Here, Write Now
a new writing night with a difference…Round #2!
Following the success of the first Write Here, Write Now event, Rogue Bones are hosting a second, and are on the hunt for writers to take up the challenge: 8 days to write a short piece of work in response to a provocation set by the company.
The second Write Here, Write Now will take place on Friday 14th June at 7.30pm, and will be part of Oldham Coliseum’s Cultivate Festival. We are looking for writers who have some experience writing for theatre, and would like an opportunity to test their skills in a fun and encouraging space. To apply please send us a short paragraph telling us about yourself and outlining your experience as a writer, and a sample of work (10 pages max.) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10am on Monday 20th May. We would especially love to hear from writers from under-represented backgrounds (BAME/POC, D/deaf and/or Disabled, LGBTQ, female identifying, working class) and will prioritise writers submitting from within the North West.
Chosen writers will receive the provocation on 5th June and then have 8 days to submit a short piece of work, so please be sure you can commit to this time frame before applying. Writers must also be available to attend the night itself on June 15th, as the unique ways we’ll encourage immediate audience feedback is part of the experience for the writer.
This event is for writers who already have an established practise to have a bit of a play and experiment. The aim for the night is to establish a genuinely creative environment where it’s ok to fail — a writer’s ‘gym’ for flexing those storytelling muscles as we explore the relationship between the audience and the work. The night will be fun and lively, with feedback from the audience gathered in some unique and quirky ways... And yes, Fat Boy Slim's Right Here, Right Now will be played.
Key date information/submission requirements for writers:
A short paragraph and writing sample (10 pages max.) to be submitted by 10am Mon 20th May
Chosen writers will be required to deliver a short piece (5 mins. max) in response to a provocation by midnight on Wed 12th June. The provocation will be sent out to participating writers at 9am on Wed 5th June.
Writers must be able to attend the event on 14th June at 7.30pm
This is not a paid opportunity, but writers will get a free ticket to the event and travel expenses to the Coliseum can be covered.
Please feel free to email us if you have any questions.
For more information about Cultivate Festival visit: http://www.coliseum.org.uk/whats-on/cultivate-festival/