Send us a Script

Silent Uproar welcomes submissions from both represented and unrepresented writers, we programme and select writers that fit in with our Artistic Policy:

“Silent Uproar tells stories inspired by movies, jokes and big bold ideas to make the world a little bit less shit”.

 

Writers are at the forefront of this work. We operate as an alternative new writing company dedicated to creating intellectual populism, work that is both relevant and most of all entertaining. 

HOW WE PRODUCE WORK

Our work currently falls into two sections

  • Main Feature: Work that is created in theatres and tours the UK

  • Live & Local: Work that is not created in theatre but in places where people feel comfortable in (clubs, pubs, schools etc).

The stories we commission/produce must be bold, entertaining and relevant for audiences who feel more comfortable at the cinema or at a stand-up gig than they do at the theatre. Simply we are looking for writers who want to create fun-nights out to make the world a little bit less sh*t. 

WHAT WE ACCEPT:

We will accept previously written scripts, or treatments specifically written for this brief. If applying with a treatment, please ensure it’s no more than 2 pages long and includes some exploratory scenes.

WORK WE COMMISSION MUST BE:

  • An entertaining/exciting night out. Created for an audience that feels more comfortable at the cinema or a stand-up gig than their local theatre. 

  • Socially/politically/intellectually relevant- if we bring people for a good night out we must talk about something worthwhile. 

  • Be written for between 2-5 people

WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • Genres/Storytelling that you rarely see on stage, but you see consistently in pop culture - Sci-Fi, Horror, Musicals, Westerns, Detective Thrillers, Comedies, True Crime, Graphic Novel or film adaptations for the stage etc.

  • Has a sense of humour to it: “Make it dark, make it grim, make it tough but for the love of God put a joke in it”- Joss Weadon

  • Passes the Bechdel test.

  • Represents the diversity of the UK

WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR

  • Biopics

  • Adaptations of classical plays

  • Kitchen-sink dramas

  • Plays about how difficult it is living in London/New York/Anywhere fancy.

TO SUBMIT US A SCRIPT DROP OUR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AN EMAIL:

 ALEX.MITCHELL@SILENTUPROARPRODUCTIONS.CO.UK

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