We are so proud to announce the creation of The Michael Graney Bursary for Brighton Fringe 2020.
Michael was a dear friend and just one of the best humans we knew. He supported Cast Iron Theatre from the very start and we will never forget his unending capacity for kindness, creativity and friendship. We hope that this bursary honours his endless passion for writing and science-fiction.
An individual writer, company or collective will have their Brighton Fringe 2020 registration fee paid.
The bursary exists to celebrate the memory of Brighton writer and creative Michael Graney who was passionate about writing, the arts and science-fiction.
How do I apply? Applications will open on 14 October 2019. To apply please complete the application form no later than 10pm on 24 November 2019. Applications submitted after this time will not be considered. The application form will be available to access via the Brighton Fringe Website on 14 October 2019.
Criteria: This is a bursary with a focus on writing and story. In order to be considered for this bursary your play must be categorised as theatre or storytelling. The play may have dance, physical theatre and / or musical elements but these must be scripted. Work aimed at adults or children is welcome.
Applicants must submit plays for consideration that:
Have a Science-fiction theme or reference (fantasy / speculative fiction / magical fiction and other such sub-genres welcome)
Have hope and / or kindness at their core - Dystopian fiction is fine; characters can experience great challenges and things may not end well, though something about the narrative must have a measure of kindness, hope, redemption or possibility.
Be residents of Brighton & Hove, London or the South East.
Submit complete, written plays and not proposals or treatments - we welcome new writing but it does not have to be. Plays can be currently touring or be previously staged work.
Selection Process: The bursary winner will be selected by a panel of Cast Iron Theatre readers.
The schedule is as follows: Applications open: 14 October 2019 Deadline for applications: 10pm on 24 November 2019 Bursary winner announced: 20 December 2019
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