We've opened a call for new one-act plays, with a cast of no more than two actors, from new and existing writers. Whether it's your first or tenth play, we'd like to read it. 

We're aiming to produce up to eight new one-act plays as part of a new project that will debut in 2017/18. The plays will be produced by Accidental as part of this programme and any further productions will be at the discretion of the applicant. You don't have to be a writer to submit, we're open to submissions from any artists, but we do need submissions in script form.

In particular we're interested in bold plays that explore exciting ideas in interesting ways. Experimenting with what theatre is, who it is for and what it is about. 

We're looking for:

  • one-act plays of 40-60 minutes in length
  • plays with a cast of no more than two characters
  • plays that explores bold ideas and experiments with theatrical forms & styles
  • a play that hasn't been performed before
  • only one submission per writer/applicant
  • all submissions in PDF files and formatted as a stage play.

We will let applicants know if we are interested in your submission by 28th February 2017. Unfortunately we regret that we cannot give feedback on applications.

How to Apply

You can apply for the project by emailing: info@accidentaltheatre.co.uk With an expression of interest, details of your current experience (CV) and the script in PDF format.

Applications now closed.

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For the first time, we've opened a call for new short film scripts, from new and existing writers or other artists. In 2017/18 we're exploring different forms of storytelling and are aiming to produce up to two short films in that time. The films will be produced by Accidental Theatre in partnership with Tickle Here, as part of our exploration of new ways of producing theatre, film & storytelling.

Along with traditional cinematic methods we'll also be exploring different and news ones, including: 360 video, binaural sound design, VR content and more. You don't have to be a writer to submit, we're open to submissions from any artists, but we do need submissions in script and with content suitable to short films.

In particular we're interested in bold scripts that explore exciting ideas in interesting ways. Experimenting with what film is, who it is for and what it is about. 

We're looking for:

  • short film scripts of 15-20 minutes in length
  • scripts that explore bold ideas
  • scripts that experiment with cinematic forms & styles
  • scripts with small casts are preferable
  • a script that hasn't been performed before
  • only one submission per writer/applicant
  • all submissions in PDF files and formatted as a film script.

We will let applicants know if we are interested in your submission by 28th February 2017. Unfortunately we regret that we cannot give feedback on applications.

How to Apply

You can apply for the project by emailing: info@accidentaltheatre.co.uk With an expression of interest, details of your current experience (CV) and the script in PDF format.

Applications now closed.

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We've opened a call for micro-plays, as in, plays that are 2-10 minutes in length, that can be performed anywhere and are suitable to be seen live in-person or on screen. 

We're aiming to develop a new programme called Grams, that will see us stage micro-plays across the country, in different locations with the potential to be screened live on social platforms as well as performed live on location.  

The plays will be produced by Accidental as part of this programme and any further productions will be at the discretion of the applicant. You don't have to be a writer to submit, we're open to submissions from any artists, but we do need submissions in script or outline form.

In particular we're interested in bold pieces that explore exciting, big ideas, that look at current issues, in interesting ways. Experimenting with what theatre is, who it is for and what it is about. We're looking for:

  • micro-act plays of 2-10 minutes in length
  • plays with a cast of no more than three characters
  • plays that explores bold ideas and experiments with theatrical/cinematic forms & styles
  • plays that are original & haven't been performed before
  • pieces that can be performed anywhere or have a specific location in mind
  • only one submission per writer/applicant
  • all submissions in PDF files and formatted as a stage or screen play.

We will let applicants know if we are interested in your submission by 30th April 2017. Unfortunately we regret that we cannot give feedback on applications and the project is dependent upon successful funding.

How to Apply

You can apply for the project by emailing: info@accidentaltheatre.co.uk With your expression of interest, details of your current experience (CV) and either the script in PDF format or an outline of your idea.

Call deadline ongoing.

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