Pride in Plymouth, in association with We’ll Meet In Moscow are seeking to commission
FIVE Plymouth Based LGBT+ identified writers.
In Other Words is a Vital Sparks funded project seeking to provide new and more established LGBT+ writers for the stage in Plymouth with a crucial creative resource.
We a re looking for writers who will shed new light on under-represented and vital LGBT perspectives in response to Plymouth’s nationally award winning LGBT Community Archive that is managed and maintained by Pride in Plymouth (CIC).
Selected Writers will be asked to:
• Write a ten minute play
• Attend a workshop at Plymouth’s LGBT Archive
• Work with a dramaturg to produce drafts of writing
• Attend development sessions with actors and a director
• Learn how to deliver a community workshop
• Lead a workshop with an identified community in Plymouth
Selected Writers will be provided with:
• Support from an LGBT led creative team to address self-identified development goals team includes director/dramaturg Josie Sutcliffe (Dreadnought South West), writer Natalie Mc Grath (We’ll Meet In Moscow), Plymouth LGBT Archivist Alan Butler
• A public reading at the Barbican Theatre, Plymouth as part of From Devon With Love Festival (January 2016)
• Second rehearsed reading as part of LGBT History Month celebration ( February 2016)
• A £500 fee to include travel expenses
How to apply:
A two page (max) A4 letter of interest telling us:
• Who you are and your experience as a writer
• What value this opportunity holds for you
• An initial response to Plymouth’s LGBT Archive
• An identified community in Plymouth that you could see yourself engaging with and why
• Letter to include address and contact details
• Please let us know if you have an Enhanced Disclosure check from DBS and /or Public Liability
• An example of your own writing, up to 5 pages max in PDF format.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email your letter of interest and sample writing as two separate attachments to the same address with the subject heading: In Other Words
If you have any questions about Plymouth’s LGBT Archive please contact Alan Butler at email@example.com
Submission deadline: 5pm, 11 Sep 2015
Successful writers will be contacted on Friday 25th September 2015.