OPEN CALL: TheatreTalkback!

Today’s the first day of Nanowrimo! Have you started on your great (insert: country of origin) novel yet? I haven’t. =x

I haven’t even started on the story plan yet, since I’ve been busy emailing people I met at last night’s Meet and Mingle event by Six Degrees. Anyways, one of the lovely ladies I met last night told me that she is currently on the lookout for budding playwrights! If you’ve always wanted to write something that can be staged OR you already have something growing mold in your drawer, do consider joining the Open Call by the Goodman Arts Centre. The deadline is on 4 November 2012 so there really is very little time!


Here’s what TheatreTalkback is all about:

On 25th November, Goodman Arts Centre is hosting a playwriting open dialogue session called Theatre Talkback! This session aims to provide budding artists (such as yourselves) feedback from the general public and from an acclaimed line up of panelist (consisting of a playwright, a director and an educator – to be announced soon) on your piece of work that is waiting to see its day on the stage. Not only will you attain invaluable pointers from our panelists, you also get the opportunity to pick their brains as they share their experience conceptualising and incubating their past works. Don’t forget the network opportunities with like-minded individuals!

On the day of the event, you are to engage your own actors to do a 10-min dramatized reading. There is no cap to the genre, number of scenes, characters or pages, but the reading must be kept within 10 minutes. All works shall remain as yours.

Submission for this Open Call includes:

– Artist biography
– Proposed script (highlight the excerpt that is to be performed on the actual day)

All scripts must be:

– English-language
– Original, no adaptations
– Never been staged before

Assessor: Matthew Lyon, editor of The Flying Inkpot and Theatre Studies and Drama educator at RJC

Send the submissions to Goodman Arts Centre by 4 November 2012. We will reveal the five (5) chosen playwrights on the 16 of November 2012 on our Website and Facebook page. Should you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact Ysabel via email at or call her at 6342 5795.

Excited yet? Get cracking then! =D