Transition Stage Company have started a new initiative: we are looking for 10-minute comedy scripts specifically from black, Asian, and ethnic minority writers in the UK. Scripts will receive feedback and there is a £1000 award for the best script.
This competition and event will follow the same format of 'Enter Stage Write.' Scripts will be performed and judged by an esteemed judging panel from film, TV and theatre in the hope of having your work commissioned, with the live or pre-recorded performance taking place in the summer. Furthermore, some of the scripts will undergo Transition Stage Company Research and Development programs.
- Sarah Asante, BBC Commissioner of Comedy
- Darcia Martin, Director for BBC and Channel 4 TV shpws
- Chris Sudworth, Director of Artistic Programme at Birmingham Hippodrome
- Lisa Walters, Development Executive and Script Editor at Channel 4, Producer of BAFTA nominated "On The Edge"
- Anya Camilleri, award winning Writer and Director
Please see the Enter Stage Write franchise terms of the agreement. Amplified Voices through Comedy is open to British citizens, residents or students who are black, Asian, or other ethnic minority.
Why Amplified Voices through Comedy?
2020 has been a difficult year with civil unrest, the Black Lives Matter movement, the Indian farmer's protest, and the Covid-19 pandemic disproportionately affecting minority communities and key workers. 2021 is the year we bring back comedy and joy.
Reminiscent of comedy shows such as The Real McCoy, Desmond's and Goodness Gracious Me, we would love to bring this British comedy back to the stage and the screen. This is your chance to be part of a new movement.
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