Have you committed to challenging your creativity in 2015? Weâ€™ve got just the thing for you. February brings the launch of our brand new playwriting challenge –Â 28 Plays Later!
Well, during the month of February, 2015 (itâ€™s not a leap year so we have 28 days) you will have to write one short play every day.
Plays can be good, bad, inspired, embarrassingly dreadful â€“ the only thing thatâ€™s important is that you write them.
Ahhh, I get it. How does it work?
You commit Â£15 to the project and, at the end of February, the money will be split between all the survivors who make it 28 plays later (minus 20% commission that the Space will take for administration).
Sounds way too scary and challenging for me…
This is not as complicated or as hard as you may think. You will need to be committed but weâ€™re not looking for perfectly polished pieces ready to perform. It might be hard to produce your best work on a daily basis but hopefully you will come up with a few good ideas which you could develop at a later stage.
I donâ€™t have time. Iâ€™m way too busy at work!
You donâ€™t need to dedicate too much time for it, either, you could write the play on your commute to work or even on a comfort break. There are no rules about how long each play needs to be.
Fine, Iâ€™m in! What are the rules?
1. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register and youâ€™ll be sent a link to donate your Â£15 by 28th of January
2. During February, you will receive an inspiring instruction every day at 10pm, to help you along the way and get your creative juices flowing. You donâ€™t have to follow the instructions, but boy is it more fun if you do! You will then have 36 hours to write and send your play in, which will be due by 10am the following-following day. For example, the first instruction will come at 10pm on 31st January and that play will be due by 10am on 2nd February.
3. You will send the play to email@example.com – donâ€™t miss the deadline, or you will be disqualified.
4. At the beginning of March, the money will be divided between all those who have managed to write, and send 28 short plays.
Want to make it more fun? Encourage all your friends to do it as well.
Will anybody read my works of genius?
When weâ€™re all done, us locals could meet at the Space and read some of our best submissions, whilst drinking some of our best beers.
So, thatâ€™s it! What are you waiting for? Join the challenge and letâ€™s do some art! (or 28 short plays)…
P.S â€“ a huge thank you to our friends in Chicago for allowing us to borrow their idea (I say borrowâ€¦ I mean steal!)