'___after___' Writers Call-Out

Framework Theatre Company are thrilled to be creating ‘___after___’ as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022. 

We are looking for six emerging writers to create short (10 minute) pieces of writing that will be showcased at a live-streamed event this autumn. The only criteria for these pieces is that they are inspired by iconic Scottish stories and storytellers. This could mean a re-telling of an old story from a fresh perspective, writing in the style of an iconic storyteller or a response to a story/storytellers!


About the Project

‘___after___’ will be a night of short performances written, directed and performed by emerging artists who are Scottish or Scotland-based. The rehearsals and performances will take place on one day in-person, delivered via livestreaming to audiences. This event has been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players.  


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To Apply


All we need from you is a pitch of your idea plus a short statement about you and your practice. This should be no longer than 400 words or alternatively maximum 4 minute audio/video submission and can be emailed to Jennifer Galt at hello@frameworktheatre.com by 5pm 5th August. 

The successful applicants will then be given time to develop their script before teaming up with directors and casting performers. We encourage writers from all over Scotland to apply to this opportunity as this portion of the project will be remote. Because of the briefness of the final pieces, we suggest pitching a piece that may only use 1 or 2 performers. 

The fee for this role is £150.


If you have any questions about this opportunity or would like this information in a different format, please email jennifer@frameworktheatre.com

For an audio version of this call-out please click below.

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