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Friday, July 5, 2013


The SCrIBE Script Writing Competition is once again calling on all playwrights resident in South Africa and over the age of 21 to make submissions of new plays to the Imbewu Trust by July 31, 2013. The inaugural competition in 2012 was won by Gabriella Pinto.

Sam De Romijn, Director of The Imbewu Trust and Paul Griffiths, founder of the SCrIBE competition and a trustee of The Imbewu Trust have emphasized that Imbewu is looking for new works of outstanding quality, original content and which represent the depth and range of the South African theatre landscape. Scripts must be in English, no longer than 40 pages or 80 minutes, and have no more than five cast members. They must be submitted as a word document via e-mail together with the entry form which can be found on The Imbewu Trust website which includes the Terms and Conditions of Entry.

The closing date for entries is July 31, 2013, and the winner will be announced on August 30, 2013. Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges that will include established theatre makers, directors and producers. The winning script will enjoy a full season in Cape Town from October 1 to 12 at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective in Observatory and the Imbewu Trust will work with the winning writer to produce all aspects of the staging of the production.

The Imbewu Trust is a Non-Profit Organization focused on the development and promotion of contemporary South African theatre and arts. It seeks to create an accessible community of varied voices that can flourish through collaboration, resourcefulness and innovation whose primary objectives are to support and stimulate the contemporary theatre industry, as well as showcasing the best of South African theatre on an international platform and create opportunities for new theatre practitioners. For details visit