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There are so many great opportunities for writers and theatre makers floating around at the moment. Here’s another one………


As part of Pilot Theatre’s ongoing involvement in the Platform 11+ project, supported by the European Union, we are delighted to announce Pilot Theatre’s first play writing competition,Generation Zed

Generation Zed is looking to find new texts that explore teenagers relationship with our changing society and their stake within this.  We are looking for ideas to excite, challenge and inspire audiences between the ages of 11 – 15.

As well as looking for exceptional storytelling aimed at a teenage audience we are also interested in how these stories are told. The idea could be a traditional play but it could also be a piece that explores the relationship between performer and audience or a piece told across multiple platforms, whatever is the best way to actively engage the audience with the story. 

The winning idea will be awarded a £1000 prize, and the creators be invited to attend a research and development week at Pilot Theatre, working with our creative team to develop the project. 

We will also be awarding “Highly Commended” awards to ideas that we deem excellent.

To Enter
To enter Generation Zed please send us a synopsis of your idea (no more than one side of A4), plus a covering letter and no more than five pages of any previous text you have written to support your competition entry to:, but first check that your idea for a text meets the following criteria:-

The text should be suitable to be performed by professional actors.

The text should be intended for an audience between 11 – 15

The idea must never before have been performed unless in scratch or rehearsed reading format.

Please submit your entries by November 19th 2011

The winning idea will be announced on January 12th 2012

For more information or enquiries about the project please contact our Associate Director, Tom Bellerby

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Kate Chapman
Theatre Writing Partnership
Chief Executive and Artistic Director

0115 9474361


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