Open Call: Digital Scratch Night

Cast: Open Call

For our upcoming Digital Scratch Night

DEADLINE: Tuesday 23rd June 5pm 2020

Cast are looking for submissions from artists and practitioners to fill slots in our upcoming Digital Scratch Night. 

What's a 'Scratch Night?'

A Scratch Night is a chance for theatre makers and practitioners to perform a work in progress in front of a live audience. It's a chance for you to be creative, inspired and to take risks with your projects! It's an opportunity for local makers to try something new, to put that idea you've had in the back of your head for years, into practise. This Scratch Night will look slightly differently. All pieces will be available for audiences to watch online via Cast for a limited period of time. 

What are we looking for?

  • New, work in progress, still in development performances, or a short sample of an 'almost complete' piece. Any genre, any artform, nothing is off limits. 
  • Anything 15 minutes or less.
  • Anything pre-recorded is a bonus, but dependant on what your piece is, you don't need to be tech savvy. We can help you adapt your idea to make it work digitally.
  • This is an opportunity for Doncaster artists so please only apply if you had a DN postcode. 

What are we NOT looking for?

  • Fully formed work that has previously toured or been performed in a professional venue.
  • This is NOT just for theatre makers. Got a cracking idea that you think people will love but not sure where it belongs? Apply anyway!

What will I, as a maker, get out of it?

  • The opportunity to share your work in progress with a pre-existing audience
  • £100 fee
  • Marketing support
  • 1-1 Phone/Zoom/Teams/Whatever your digital poison is meeting with our Associate Producer to chat touring, fundraising, producing - anything you might be itching to find out!

How do I apply?

Send either one side of A4 or a short video to, before 5pm on Tuesday 23rd June, with the below info included:

  • A short bio of who you are and what you have done in the past. (no more than 300 words)
  • The name of your project and artform. (example: Rosie Clark, Theatre short play )
  • A short description of your project (What we need to know here is how you plan to create and perform your piece digitally. Is it pre-recorded, are you making a new piece of film or recording, is it a series of photos, do you need an actor to perform your monologue or script? is it an audio play, is it a song, poem a new series of sketches? no more than 500 words)

Spaces are obviously limited but Cast will ensure to get back to everyone who applies with feedback if they aren't successful.