16 October – Black Hills by Emma Zadow

ScriptTank’s second reading of autumn term is Black Hills by Emma Zadow.

“Black Hills is a macabre look at an American family with a very dark secret. When Scott and his little sister Joanie, leave home for Reed College, Oregon, they find themselves in the wilderness of the Black Hills, South Dakota.

“They meet Darryl, a rugged and lonely drunk, who agrees to help them get back on the road. As the night grows, Scott is haunted by memories of their family home, and their eccentric mother Carrie, plagues him with remembrances of 1963 as a boy.

“Secrets become clear as we travel between 1963 and 1976.”


The reading will be held at 16 October, at 7pm, at our regular venue.

If you are a writer in the field of performance arts and would like to attend, please contact us via this form.


2 October – Shorts Night

On 2 October, we will be holding our now-traditional Shorts Night to start our Autumn-Winter term.

There is still some room available for short pieces to be read on the night.

If you are a member of ScriptTank and have a script (full or an extract), treatment or outline, that’ll take less than 10 minutes to read, please let Katharine Way know.

You can also bring a piece along on the night. We will do our best to have it read, but can’t guarantee it will be read.

New members

If you are interested in coming along to the Shorts Night to find out what ScriptTank is about,  please contact us. We are especially interested in hearing from BAME and younger writers, and those who are early in their careers.

If you’d like to know more about ScriptTank, please send us your question.

If you are a professional playwright or screenwriter, or a strong desire to become a professional, we’ll be a good fit. But coming to a Shorts Nights is a great way to see if ScriptTank will be a good fit for you.

And if you’re a member and know a writer (or two) who’ll be a good fit for ScriptTank, please bring them along on 2 October.

See you next week.

ScriptTank’s summer break

ScriptTank is now on its summer break.

Our first meeting after our summer break will be 2 October.

We will then meet on 16th and 30th October, 13th and 27th November and 4th December.

We hope you will be able to join us again for our 2018-2019 year.

Until then, we hope you can make the most of this hottest of summers.