Call for UJ SA short scripts

12 Dec
During 2012, UJ Arts and Culture will premier “SA Shorts” directed by Alby Michaels at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown.

Established, emerging and new playwrights are invited to submit previously unpublished and unproduced ten-minute plays for possible inclusion in the production. 

“I see SA Shorts as quickies for a microwave generation. It is also an opportunity for UJ Arts & Culture to start playing a leading role in the development of a new style of theatre,” says Michaels who recently pulled together the ground-breaking season of “Reading Gay”. 

“Following on the success and building on the format of Far Off Off-Broadway (FOOB) which was presented the UJ Drama Company earlier this year, “SA Shorts” will effectively be a collection of short plays performed by one company of actors,” he explains. 

Submissions must be made via e-mail to as a single Word document including a 50 word narrative biography of the playwright and contact details. Playwrights may submit a maximum of 2 entries. All genres, except musicals and children’s plays, will be accepted. Characters must be able to be played convincingly by younger actors as the production will be performed with a corps of UJ student performers. Technical and staging requirements must be simple. The deadline for entries is 31 January 2011. Please note that only successful playwrights will be contacted.

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