Little Episodes, an organisation that promotes the arts as a therapeutic tool, has today announced the 2011 ‘Six Little Episodes’ scriptwriting competition. Six new scripts from emerging UK playwrights will be showcased in a London theatre during 2011. These performances will run for a week and the six produced finalists will be judged by a panel of industry experts.
The competition is hosted at Circalit, Europe’s premier social-networking site for writers, where the public can read submissions, write reviews, and vote for their favourites. The competition is free to enter and the six finalists will be chosen by Little Episodes.
Raoul Tawadey, CEO and Founder of Circalit commented, “Aspiring playwrights have never needed opportunities to make that crucial leap from page to stage more than in the current climate. Almost a quarter of the cuts to the Arts Council portfolio will be shouldered by theatres, resulting in severely limited prospects for emerging playwrights. There is no better way for the arts community to respond than with a project like this and we’re happy to be working with Little Episodes once again to support talented new writers.”
Lucie Barât, founder of Little Episodes, said: “This competition brings together two organisations that are committed to developing new writers. Writing is a tool that can be used for self-development, self-esteem and to help you achieve and make a difference. The feedback that each of the six finalists will get from the judging panel will prove invaluable in their personal development.”
The deadline for entries is 31st January 2011 and entrants must be based in the UK and Eire. For more information or to submit a script please visit http://www.circalit.com.