Our annual new writing festival, First Break, showcases new work from artists and companies from across the North West.
The 2017 First Break Festival takes place from Thursday 22 June – Friday 30 June 2017
2017’s festival boasts a programme packed with new writing, emerging companies, rehearsed readings, workshops, established companies and panel discussions with actors, writers and directors. Come along and discover something new.
Oldham Coliseum Theatre is committed to developing the work of emerging artists and companies from across the region to explore the stories and issues that affect and reflect the local communities. The Coliseum offers a safe and welcoming creative environment to take your work to the next level.
We’re calling for early/mid-career writers to get involved in the First Break Writing Competition 2017.
From the plays submitted, four writers will be selected to have their work professionally debuted as rehearsed readings as part of the First Break Festival, which runs from Thursday 22 June – Friday 30 June 2017. The festival is a great opportunity to showcase new writing in front of a supportive audience.
The winning writers will also benefit from:
Entries for the 2017 writing competition should follow the following theme:
Plays should last no longer than 15 minutes and feature a maximum of four characters.
To enter the competition we ask that you submit your play by email and include your name, age, email address, contact number and location.
Please send your entries with the subject line ‘First Break 2017’ to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for receipt of entries is: Friday 17 February 2017.
Due to the large number of entries we expect to receive, we regret that we are unable to provide individual feedback.