Pride Plays 2020

Submissions are being invited for plays from writers who identify as LGBTQI+. The plays will be performed as part of LGBT History Month Scotland at the Traverse Theatre in February 2020.

As part of LGBT History Month Scotland (February 2020), we are hosting Pride Plays – 2 evenings of originally written plays by LGBTQI+ writers at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh.

The plays will be rehearsed in the space during the day and each night (over the 14th/15th February 2020), two plays will be performed, as a script in hand performance, in Traverse 2. The plays will then be followed by a post-show discussion chaired by a public figure, with the director and playwright.

The Pride Plays will give people who identify as LGBTQI+ a platform for their voices to be heard in Scottish theatre as well as building the amount of plays written by LGBTQI+ people in Scotland. We want to give the stage to voices of a community who currently feel under-represented in Scottish theatre.

So, we are looking for 4 new plays from people who identify as LGBTQI+.

Writers’ brief:
An originally written play (a draft of the play you’d like to develop)
45-55 minutes in length.

The writers of the 4 chosen plays will be invited to a development day in January, where an established playwright and representatives from LGBTQI+ organisations will provide feedback and support on the texts.

This opportunity is intended to provide development time and support for emerging LGBTQI+ writers. All rights will remain with the playwright.

Please email scripts to by 6th December 2019. All scripts received will be read anonymously. Please ensure that your name and contact details are not on the script itself, and that your play is formatted with page numbers and cast list.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact (Connel Burnett & Sarah Masson).

The deadline is Friday 6th December 2018 at 23:55.

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