Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Ten4Ten (Gi60 Celebrates ten years of tiny plays)

CALL FOR PLAYS from UK writers

Celebrating 10yrs of Tiny Plays

To celebrate ten years of Gi60 live on the UK stage we are looking for ten one minute plays (one for each year) from British writers who have never had work performed as part of the festival

Gi60 (Gone in sixty seconds) is the world’s only International One Minute Theatre Festival and this year Gi60 celebrates ten years of tiny plays live on the UK stage. Gi60 was created by ScreamingMediaProductions artistic Director Steve Ansell in 2003 as part of the ‘Write On’ new writing festival at Harrogate Theatre, the event became international in 2004 with the assistance of Professor Rose Bonczek and the launch of Gi60 US live at Brooklyn College, New York.

Each year Gi60 premieres 100 new plays, all of which are recorded and made available on line at the Gi60 You Tube channel.

When Gi60 started, short form theatre was almost unheard of and often overlooked as no more than a gimmick. Over the years we have shown again and again that it’s a form of theatre that offers a unique opportunity for writers, actors and audiences. It seems that our efforts over the last decade have not been in vain; short form theatre is now being embraced by mainstream theatres and companies across the country.

We already have over 450 play submissions for this year’s festival but to celebrate ten years of Gi60 live on the UK Stage we are looking for ten one minute plays (one for each year) from writers in the United Kingdom that have never had their work premiered as part of Gi60. Each of the chosen ten writers will be featured on the Gi60 blog and in the Gi60 UK live festival programme as well as having their work performed as part of Gi60 UK Live at the Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough, Halifax on Saturday June 8th.

Plays can be about any subject as long as the work is totally original and the play lasts no longer than sixty seconds.

If you would like to be one of the featured writers please submit your play by email to screammedia@yahoo.com by Midnight April 30th with the subject line ‘Gi60 10.4.10’

For full terms and conditions visit the Gi60 blog www.gi60.blogspot.com

In the last decade Gi60 has premiered over 800 new plays (over 600 can be viewed on the Gi60 youtube channel) Got a minute….

(Entry to Gi60 is free and copyright remains with the author. Gi60 is open to anybody, of any age, from anywhere.)

Monday, 1 April 2013

Submission Deadline MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!!!

Deadline for submissions: Midnight, April 1, 2013.... it's your last chance to be part of this years festival....

How To Apply:
Gi60 is open to everybody; all you need is an idea and an internet connection. Since its inception in 2003, the Gi60 festival has premiered hundreds of new pieces of work written by people of all ages and backgrounds from around the world. So If you have an idea or something to say, why not write a play?

The Rules:
• Plays must last no longer than 60 seconds
• All work must be totally original and the author's own work
• All submissions must be sent by email and must include your name, address and location before the title of your work. The title of the play should appear in the subject line of the email
• Individuals may submit as many one minute plays as they wish (one submission per email). HOWEVER, if you submit multiple entries, PLEASE SEND EACH PLAY IN A SEPARATE FILE WITH THE TITLE OF THE PLAY IN THE SUBJECT LINE.
• Entries from schools must include the name of the school and a teacher's contact details in addition to the name of the author
• All submissions must be emailed to: screammedia@yahoo.com.
Terms and conditions:
• Copyright remains with the author
• Plays will be made available for download on YouTube after the event
• Plays will only be performed as part of 'Gi60 (Gone in 60 Seconds' )
• Plays lasting longer than 60 seconds will not be considered
• The organisers reserve the right to choose the venue for performance (this means your play could be selected for performance in the UK or the USA)
• The organisers may use individual plays to promote the Gi60 festival for a period of one year after the festival
• All successful authors will be contacted prior to the event to confirm their acceptance as participants
• There is no submission fee or payment for selected plays
• The organisers reserve the right to cut scripts where necessary
Gi60 is nothing without the imagination, skills and enthusiasm of our writers and for this we thank you!!
- Performances for Gi60 2013 Live US Edition:  Friday, June 7 and Saturday June 8, 8:00 pm: New Workshop Theater at Brooklyn College
- Performance for Gi60 2013 Live UK Edition: Saturday, June 8, Viaduct Theatre: Dean Clough Mills, UK.
Watch the blog for news on live streaming for this year's event!!
- To view plays from last year and previous years, please visit the Gi60 Channel on Youtube