Beginnings – A New Writing Festival



MISSION STATEMENT – To encourage and develop new writing.

Beginnings is a one day festival of new writing.  We are calling out for new writing scripts of no more than 2,000 words (approximately 10 minutes) of brand new writing that has never had a public showing of any sort.

In conjunction with So&So Arts Club, Kat Rogers (of KatAlyst Production Company) and Louise Jameson are gathering a troupe of 9 actors to perform 9 plays this coming September, (13th September is the event day).

We are inviting submissions of scripts to be delivered anonymously from 20th April 2020 to

As soon as the Inbox receives 200 entries we will close call a halt to submissions and inform you during the first week of May which of the scripts have been chosen to move forward to performance.


Up to 12 minutes in length (2,000 words is a good guide line)

Up to five characters (monologues are perfectly acceptable)

If its part of a full length play, please send us the first 10 minutes

Or a 10 minute short play

One table and up to 6 chairs are the only furniture

Simplistic lighting states are the only lighting Qs

Sound effects/q’s to be supplied via mp4 format

Props to be kept to an absolute minimum

Kat Rogers and Louise Jameson will be directing the nine plays

Based on audience feedback the writer of the most popular play will go forward to receive a rehearsed reading (the following year/September/Autumn) of a more fully developed piece of the writer’s choice.

The 10 minute play can be complete within itself, or the first 10 minutes of a play (note: not a section of play but the opening 10 mins)


We look forward to receiving your submissions, and will remind you here that they have to be anonymously submitted to and the work must be brand new (never having had a public showing of any sort).

This first Beginnings Festival is the brain child of Kat Rogers and Louise Jameson in conjunction with So&So Arts Club.

Get writing lovely people,

Kat and Louise


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