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Script Surgeries

Writing a play and looking for some advice on how to take it to the next draft? Why not apply for a fifty-minute, one-to-one session on an extract from your play with a professional playwright? For registered Fringe participants and/or Scotland-based playwrights.

TalkFest Script Surgeries will take place at Fringe Central @ Appleton Tower: Workshop Room on Saturday 18 August 2018 between 11am and 4pm. 

The professional playwrights are Jo Clifford and May Sumbwanyambe.

Part of TalkFest at the Edinburgh Festival.

Jo Clifford Jo Clifford has written over 70 performed scripts which encompass every dramatic form, and her work has been performed all over the world. Her most recent production, Eve, co-written with Chris Goode and presented by the National Theatre of Scotland is currently touring.
May Sumbwanyambe May Sumbwanyambe was the winner of the BBC PAF's £10k Legacy Award, and in 2013 he was the inaugural Papatango Resident Playwright and winner of the £10k BBC Performing Arts Fellowship. His play After Independence was produced by Papatango Theatre Company at the Arcola Theatre in London in 2016 and published by Bloomsbury.

Submissions Process

We use Submittable to help streamline our submissions process. If you are having any problems with the site, please call us on 0141 332 4403 or email and we'll do our best to help you.

How do I apply?

Click on the Submit button below to start your application. Submittable will ask you to create an account (or sign in to your existing account). You will need to fill in your name and email address and choose a password.

Once you've created an account, you will then be asked to fill in your contact details, equalities information and upload your extract.

You will need to provide:

  • The title of your play
  • A synopsis of your play
  • The reason that you'd like to be considered for a script surgery (no more than 100 words)
  • The playwright you would like to meet with (if you have a preference)
  • A 30 page extract in either Word or PDF format

Once you have completed all questions, click the final Submit button. You should then receive an email confirming the submission of your application.

The Script Surgeries will take place at The Workshop Room @ Fringe Central, Appleton Tower, University of Edinburgh, 11 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9LE on Saturday 18 August 2018 between 11am and 4pm.

Deadline: 5pm on Friday 20 July 2018


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