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.)

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