SCrIBE entries now open

2015-05-05 06:00

Entries for submissions for The Imbewu Trust’s 2015 SCrIBE Scriptwriting competition are now open.

Now in its fourth year, the SCrIBE Scriptwriting competition is a platform for writers to have their work developed, with various prizes to be won, including a run at a Cape Town theatre and the opportunity to receive feedback at a week of staged readings with audience and industry professionals. There is also the chance to work with mentors to develop entrants’ writing styles and scripts.

Criteria for the 2015 competition are that the scripts should be in English, no longer than 40 pages or 80 minutes long and with a maximum of five cast members. The Imbewu Trust and judges are looking for original content of outstanding quality that share the diverse range of South African stories.

The Imbewu Trust is an NPO established to promote the development of contemporary South African theatre and arts and to help showcase it on an international stage. It seeks to create an accessible community of varied voices that can flourish through collaboration, resourcefulness and innovation. The Trust created the SCrIBE Scriptwriting competition to provide new opportunities for local writers to fully develop their work. The panel of SCrIBE judges comprises a group of seasoned theatre practitioners.

The shortlist of entrants will have the opportunity to have their play presented at a series of staged readings by a professional creative team at the end of September. The overall winner will have his/ her play produced by the Imbewu Trust; a second winner will work with a professional writer to develop his/ her script and a third will receive the financial prize of the Scribbler’s Dream, and work with a mentor to develop his/ her writing style. The deadline for submissions is Friday 31 July.


Information and the entry form are available on

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