“Schrödinger’s Cat” and paying writers for short plays

PlatformMy short play “Schrödinger’s Cat” is being revived as part of The Platform at the Bread and Roses Theatre here in London Nov 1-2. Other than being shameless self-promotion, I wanted to take the opportunity to call out this opportunity for two reasons.

First, this is the one year anniversary of the Bread & Roses Theatre and this special event to commemorate it was put together from over 500 entries. My little play was one of 6 chosen for the night. OK, that was shameless self-promotion again. Sorry.

Second, this was one of the first paid writing opportunities I’ve seen for short plays in London. The pay is quite modest, £25 plus a share of the profits. Nonetheless, it’s significant for recognising that writers deserve to be paid. For full-lengths as well as for one acts and short plays. Thank you Bread and Roses Theatre Co. for setting an excellent example. I hope others follow suit.

I’ve produced short play evenings in the past, and it’s a large logistical challenge to get all the plays ready for what is usually a one or two night engagement. The economics of short play nights are something I’d like to explore in a future blog, but for now let’s just say it ain’t easy paying people (even a small amount), but I’m glad people are stepping up to the plate.

The deets of the show:

Platform VIII

Tickets: http://www.breadandrosestheatre.co.uk/the-platform-viii-november-2015.html

Sun Nov 1 and Mon Nov 2, 7:30pm

Tickets: £8 (cheap!)

The Bread & Roses Theatre

68 Clapham Manor Street, Clapham SW4 6DZ, London

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