“SundaySurgeryScripts, is a very rewarding experience–such a wonderful forum for creatives to work together on new pieces of writing.”
SundaySurgeryScripts is a monthly development workshop for new drama scripts of all genre with the aim of bringing writers, actors and directors together to collaborate within a rehearsal-room setting so as to help writers progress their scripts.
Each month we intensively workshop three scripts for two hours with professional actors and a director. Each scene is then performed to the rest of the group and followed by a constructive, chaired feedback discussion, giving writers the opportunity to sound out their work in front of peers and fellow professionals.
All participants are welcome to invite industry guests to the performances and treat them as an informal showcase for their work.
Discussion doesn’t stop when the workshop ends: SundaySurgeryScripts has become a fantastic networking opportunity for participants and guests, as we carry on the banter in the bar afterwards. SundaySurgeryScripts also invites the London Directors and Producers Meetup for networking purposes.
Since its inception in May 2010, many plays workshopped at SundaySurgeryScripts have gone on to full production: Talk To Frank, Staffroom, Nuclear Winter, An Insomniac’s Guide To Ambulances and Heads, Bodies, Legs all enjoyed runs in the Camden Fringe Festival, whilst The Taliban Don’t Like My Knickers was critically acclaimed at the 2013 Toronto International Fringe Festival. Several short films and TV pilots have also been shot and professional relationships forged: actors and directors often go on to work on the scripts in production.
Script Submissions: Calling All Writers!
Would you like to workshop your script at SundaySurgeryScripts? We are looking for scenes of up to 15 minutes in length from new, or early draft scripts in need of development. Please email your script extract to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Do not send the full script or the first 15 pages.
SundaySurgeryScripts looks to actively support DYSLEXIC writers, not only in our monthly workshops but also at the annual DYSPLA Festival. Several plays developed at SundaySurgery have been performed as part of DYSPLA, with featured dyslexic writers receiving exclusive exposure and promotion. Do let us know if you are DYSLEXIC.
Interested In Participating In SundaySurgeryScripts? Sign Up Right Now To Reserve Your Spot!
Each month we send round a casting breakdown and directors’ call. If you would like to join our pool of actors or directors, please email email@example.com and we will add you to our contacts database. Please be sure to check out our Directors and Producers Meetup page here: https://www.meetup.com/London-Directors-Producers-Meetup
To find out when our next SundaySurgeryScripts event takes place, please click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/DysplaFestival/events
Networking Participants £5: Industry guests arrive at 4:20 PM – 6:00 PM to watch extracts from all four new scripts and are encouraged to join the collaborative debate on what makes a good story. Guest will also experience how the scripts are brought to life within a limited rehearse period, proving that when you work with professional actors and directors, the quality of the work is extremely high. After the presentation of work, we all network in the bar until 7:30 PM, so please do introduce yourself and join us for a drink.
Script Reading Service & Report £60:
If you are looking for a professional editor to read and edit your script, please book online and one of our editors will contact you immediately to set up a meeting. Purchase below: