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Off Cut Festival welcomes new writers

Thursday, 3 March, 2011

On 1st March, In Company Theatre launched its Off Cut 2011 and is accepting short play submissions from new and undiscovered playwrights.

Following the successes of previous years, In Company Theatre will be moving the festival to the renowned Riverside Studios in Hammersmith this coming autumn.

Writers may submit plays of no more than 15 minutes in length. There are no restrictions on style, topic or genre.

Closing date for submissions is 1st June, after which, 28 plays will be selected to show in rep at the Riverside Studios over the first two weeks of the festival. During this time, the audience will be voting for their favourite plays. The top eight plays will run for the whole of the third week, with the audience still voting for the ultimate winner.

This winner will have a full play produced by In Company at The Riverside Studios.

There will also be a panel of industry professionals – headed by the National Theatre’s Writer-in-Residence, Moira Buffini – on the final night. They will award further prizes for writing, directing and acting. Past panel members include Patricia Hodge, directors Nigel Douglas and Psyche Stott, writers Josephine Melville, Tena Stivicic, and literary agents Lisa Babalis and Anna Brewer.

For more information on how to apply please visit www.theoffcutfestival.com

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