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Talawa Script Reading Service

5 October 2016

Talawa are accepting script submissions from 1 October to 31 October.

Talawa has a history of nurturing outstanding writers – most recently Theresa Ikoko (whose production of ‘Girls’ is currently on at Soho Theatre), Somalia Seaton, Inua Ellams, Charlene James, David Judge, Chino Odimba and Firdos Ali.

We want to find the next Talawa writers.

How to apply

Please submit an electronic copy of your script and a separate covering letter telling us a bit about yourself to [email protected].

As we’ll be reading your script on an e-reader, please make sure you include the title of your play and your name on the front cover of the script, or in the header or footer if you prefer.

Please note, we can only accept one script per person.

What happens next?

You will receive an email to confirm that we have received your script. It will be read by one of our script readers, who will report back to our Literary Associate in our Readers’ Meeting.

You will either receive a detailed script report or if your script is selected for further development you will be invited to come in and meet with us.

This process takes three months. Please note it can take slightly longer if your script has been shortlisted and recommended for a full read by our Literary Associate.

We are looking for writers and plays for Talawa Firsts and the Talawa Writers’ Programme. Your script will be considered for these opportunities and more.