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.

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ScriptTank 10 July – ‘Powers That Be’ by Melville Lovatt

ScriptTank on 10 July will be hearing (potentially) two new stage plays by Melville Lovatt: The Powers That Be and a short work entitled The Kiss.

The Powers That Be

Matt and Gary are minding a man and awaiting instructions from the powers that be. Instructions which will decide the man’s fate, and also, unbeknown to Gary, his own. For Gary, the time has finally come to prove himself to the powers that be. It’s an aptitude test of some kind, that’s all.

If time allows on the night, we may also hear Melville’s short piece The Kiss.

The Kiss

After seeing them kissing, Simon is convinced his wife, Sonya, is having an affair with his best friend, Clive. The kiss triggers in Simon a desire for revenge, bringing into sharp focus the fragile boundaries of friendship. Beneath seemingly inconsequential conversation, a darker narrative begins to unfold which leads to an ironic, ambiguous conclusion.

The reading is being held on the night of a World Cup semi-final, but we hope you can make it no matter which teams are playing that evening.

We have one more reading confirmed for next week on 17 July. After that, ScriptTank will be taking its summer vacation and will return in the autumn.

ScriptTank new summer schedule

ScriptTank is taking a short break over Ramadan, as our venue is not able to host us.

This means we will be restarting the season in late June. The new dates are as follows:

  • 26 June – Filling the Gaps by Sarah Davis
  • 3 July – Natalie Ekberg’s A Miracle for Minty
  • 10 July – The Powers That Be by Melville Lovatt
  • 17 July – A new play by Kate Lock
  • 24 July – Venue availability TBC

The full details about the reading on 26 June will be posted closer to the time.