Festival Programme

Actors reading from scripts in a circle
director directing actors

A biennial themed Festival of staged readings offering experienced playwrights a 6-month script development programme.

This programme is open to women writers of South Asian descent who have had at least one full length play professionally produced.

In a biennial call out, writers are invited to pitch ideas for a full length play relating to the theme of the Festival .

Selected writers will receive:

  • A seed corn commissioning fee
  • One-to-one dramaturgy to help develop the work to a full-length play
  • A workshop with director and actors
  • Presentation at a high profile, two week public festival of staged readings and talks.
  • Directors, producers and literary managers actively invited.

The inaugural Festival programme was the WAR PLAYS season – London, May 2018

The next programme will begin Spring 2019 with a script call out on the theme of HOME with completed plays presented in 2020.



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