Village Pub Theatre playwright’s announced!

We are delighted to announce the lineup up plays for our International Day of the Girl Village Pub Theatre event on 11th October at The Village Pub.

  • Alison Carr Until Its Gone
  • Deb JonesHairum Scarum
  • Drew Taylor- WIlsonI’m Sorry You’re Offended
  • Gemma StroyanGirls Who Squat
  • Laura TansleyI didn’t know ’til later that it didn’t have to mean anything
  • Samara MaclarenBun
  • Sue GyfordGirls! Vagina! Trousers!

We had over 40 submissions from our open call out and through VPT regulars so congratulations to everyone who was selected and thanks to all those who submitted but weren’t successful on this occasion.

 

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL- The VPT/SQ Mash Up.

The Village Pub Theatre and Stellar Quines are collaborating to celebrate International Day of the Girl on October 11th 2017 by presenting an evening of short plays responding to the theme ‘the role of the girl’.

All plays will be accompanied by playwright home-baking and presented in the Village pub, 16 South Fort Street, Edinburgh. Tickets £3 on the door. Doors 7.30 for 8pm start.

The night will feature plays by three playwrights from the Village Pub Theatre collective and three plays drawn through open submissions and selected by Stellar Quines and VPT. The plays will be directed by Stellar Quines Artistic Director Jemima Levick and VPT Artistic Director Caitlin Skinner.

International Day of the Girl is a global campaign to raise awareness of the inequality faced by girls around the world based on their gender. Our two companies are coming together to present an evening of short new plays that respond to this theme and investigate the role girls play in our society.

The Village Pub Theatre is a playwright-centered collective creating new writing theatre events in informal spaces featuring some of Scotland’s most exciting, new playwriting talent. Since its formation in 2012, Village Pub Theatre (VPT) has held more than 70 events, worked with over 80 playwrights and presented over 300 short plays. VPT create evenings of short, new plays, presented fast, raw and script in hand in our Leith home, The Village and beyond.

 

Village Pub Theatre / Stellar Quines event – call out for submissions

The Village Pub Theatre and Stellar Quines are collaborating to create an evening of new short plays to celebrate International Day of the Girl on October 11th 2017

International Day of the Girl is a global campaign to raise awareness of the inequality faced by girls around the world based on their gender. This inequality includes areas such as right to education/access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, violence against women, unfree child marriage and protection from discrimination.

As part of this event we would like to hold open submissions for playwrights of any level of experience to submit a short play, no longer than 10minutes long that responds to the theme ‘the role of the girl’. We are looking for people to interpret this theme in a variety of ways but roughly we are looking for writers to explore what role girl’s play in our society, how they relate to other people, how other people relate them.

Stellar Quines and Village Pub Theatre will select three of these plays to be performed on 11th October by a team of professional actors and director at the Village Pub Theatre, Leith.

There is a fee available of £100 for the selected plays plus travel. You must be free to attend rehearsals and performance in Leith on 11th October in order to be considered.

Please submit your 10 minute play by midnight on Sunday 24th September using the online form

Please note files will be uploaded to Stellar Quines’ Google Drive. To allow for file upload you will be required to sign in to Google to access the form. If you do not have a google account you will need to create one. If you would prefer not to submit a form via google please email Rebecca Davis with Village Pub Theatre in the subject title (Rebecca is on annual leave until the 18 September and will reply to queries promptly on her return).