Playwrights (both established and emerging; local and national) are invited to submit a synopsis or idea for a short original play for Voyeur Theatre. The piece will be set on a park bench and will include up to 3 actors. Successful synopses will be commissioned by the company to full script.

Deadline for initial submissions is Friday 25 March 20225pm.  

Barnstorm 30

Barnstorm Theatre Company, Kilkenny, celebrated its 30th year in 2021 and now seeks new works for performance in exciting and new spaces.

Calling all writers; Barnstorm is seeking new plays to excite, challenge and entertain its family audiences in a series of open-air performances situated on park benches. Clandestine meetings, espionage, chance encounters – the socially-distant audience will ‘spy’ on the drama from afar in a unique theatre experience.

Each play will be 15 – 30 minutes in duration and confined to a park bench with up to 3 actors. Writers are asked to submit a synopsis of their play idea with character description and sample dialogue. A number of these ideas will be selected to be developed to first draft script for which writers will receive a development fee of €500.

The final pieces that make the selection will be given full production in Kilkenny as part Barnstorm’s summer programme. Those chosen for this phase will receive a commissioning fee.

Submissions to be emailed to the Artistic Director, Philip Hardy