In the hunt for great sketch comedy London SketchFest is going back to where it all begins – the writer’s room.
For 2015 we’re launching a new competition called Sketch Scribe, open to sketch and comedy writers to help shine a light on raw and undiscovered talent.
We’re opening our doors to aspiring and amateur comedy writers to give them a platform to get recognised and a chance to engage with members of the comedy industry.
The competition will form part of the festival’s free programme at this year’s London Sketch Comedy Festival, taking place at The Artworks in Elephant & Castle.
HOW IT WORKS
From all the submissions we will choose 10 successful scripts. The writers of each script will be invited down to the festival where their sketch will be performed live by a troupe. An industry panel will judge the sketches and select a winning script.
Each participating writer will have a chance to receive feedback on their script from the performers and the winning writer will be crowned Sketch Scribe and receive one-to-one a session with a professional script editor.
Confirmed for the 2015 Sketch Scribe Judging panel:
Simon Nelson, BBC Writer's Room Development Producer
HOW TO APPLY
We’re looking for written sketches up to 6-minutes long (roughly 6 pages) that a troupe of up to 5 performers could play.
Submissions can be emailed to [email protected] with the subject field marked ‘Sketch Scribe’ by the application deadline WEDNESDAY 1ST APRIL.
More details on panel judges and prize mentoring session to be announced.