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15 Minutes Live Writing Commission

15 Minutes Live Writing Commission
Written by Slung Low  15/10/2012

15 Minutes Live is Slung Low's live radio project and for each event Slung Low commissions 5 writers to write a 15 minute play for voices.

The plays are performed in front of a live audience. All the sound effects are done foley-style (imagine the old Goon shows) and all the music is played live by musicians.

It takes places on a sunday afternoon. The audience watch all 5 plays being performed and have a bite to eat between pieces. A recording of each play is then released on the internet for a new audience to experience it.

The next 15 Minutes Live will be on 24th February 2013. It will be performed at the Holbeck Underground Ballroom in Holbeck, South Leeds and is funded by Leeds Inspired.

The plays will all be upon the theme of rebuilding, regrowth. 5 writers have already been commissioned; Judith Adams, Mark Hollander, Alex Kelly, James Phillips and Stephanie Street. And we would like to add your name to that list.

We are inviting submissions of 15 minute plays for voices.

If you have a 15 minute play that you think would be suitable and would like us to consider it then please send it to

The plays will be read by Slung Low and Henry Swindell from BBC Writersroom North. Together we'll select one play from those submitted to be performed at February's event.

The selected writer will be paid a fee of £450 (as all writers involved in 15 Minutes Live are). The copyright of the script remains with you after the event. Although we will host a recording of the event on the internet.

The deadline for submissions is 21st December 2012.

There is no preferable style or genre- whatever you write is the best choice for you.  There is no restriction on cast- as many or as few voices and types of voices as you see fit. And entry is not based on experience- if you've never written a play before that's no impediment to entry but if Alan Bennett is reading this then we are keen to read your piece too. An open call!

That's it. As simple as that. We would like to hear from you.
All the best
Slung Low x

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