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Blanc Space Playwright Series IV




30 Sep 2014

Calling all aspiring playwrights writing scripts in Chinese

In light of the lack of new Chinese scripts in the local theatre scene, Drama Box launched a new playwright series in 2007 under its training platform – Blanc Space. The company hopes to encourage more people to write and produce new scripts for staging. To date, we have successfully produced more than 17 original Chinese language scripts.

Q&A Session

Interested applicants should attend the Q&A session on 14 June to find out more about the series. Please email josephine@dramabox.org by 9 June to register. As seats are limited, participants are encouraged to register early to avoid disappointment.

Objective

With the experience gained from organising the last three series, Playwright Series IV will focus on providing playwrights writing scripts in Chinese, and residing in Singapore, with a platform to incubate their scripts and an opportunity to stage them.

Target Audience

Anyone who resides in Singapore, is writing scripts in Chinese and looking for an opportunity to stage it, regardless of nationality, age, gender and experience.

Application procedure

  • Attend Q&A Session
  • Complete the application
  • Submit 1st draft of the new script by 30 Sept 2014
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Selection criteria

Drama Box will invite established theatre directors/playwrights to form a selection panel. The panelists will select no more than 2 scripts from all submissions to develop for staging. They will look at the style and completeness/readiness of the script (for staging) as the main selection criteria.

Script Incubation

Selected writers have a year to improve and develop their scripts. One of the panelists will be the dramaturg to the playwright, providing feedback to the writers. Drama Box will also organise two public play reads to gather the response and feedback from the audience before the final staging.

Workshop

Drama Box will also invite renowned playwright/s from overseas to share their playwriting process. Selected writers must attend ALL workshops organised. Those not selected will also be invited to attend so as to better their writing skills in the hope that they can submit a more developed script for future playwright series.

Blanc Space Playwright Series IV Timeline


14 June 2014 Attend Q&A Session
30 Sept 2014 Submit 1st draft of the new script
31 Oct 2014 Confirmation of selected scripts
(5 months) Search for directors
(Directors will direct the 2 public play reads as well as the final performance)

Shortlisted writers to have at least 3 meetings with the dramaturgs to discuss and work on the scripts

Workshop

Directors to join in the discussion on the scripts

31 Mar 2015 Public Play Read 1
(6 months) Shortlisted writers to have at least 3 meetings with the dramaturgs to discuss and work on the scripts

Workshop

Directors to join in the discussion on the scripts

30 Sept 2015 Public Play Read 2
(6 months) Directors to join in the discussion on the scripts
31 Dec 2015 Final Script
June 2016 Performance

Enquiries

(+65) 6324 5434
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