east Anglian based talent required.


APL Theatre and At Swefn’s Edge are seeking submissions from EAST ANGLIAN based writers, actors, singers, dancers, musicians, songwriters, artists, and puppeteers for their forthcoming online digital festival ‘VOICEBOX’.

The exciting series will spotlight original performances of the best talent in East Anglia across five consecutive evenings beginning on Monday 9 November at 7 pm. The producers plan to create nightly episodes spanning 25 -30 minutes and present them online.

THE HARLOW PLAYHOUSE has agreed to act as streaming hosts for the season via their website and also provide a Box Office service for the project. 


Applications are welcome from everyone, regardless of age, gender identity/expression, ethnicity, or experience.

Creatives are invited to respond with digital content that includes (but is not limited to) any of the following genres: Theatre (drama, comedy, radio drama, etc.), Children’s shows, Dance, Poetry/Spoken Word, Animation, Films, Cabaret, Virtual Visual Arts and Animation.


Script submissions can be sent via email to HERE and all other submissions via WeTransfer to the voicebox@atswefnsedge.com. Please attached your Application Form.

Content should be ‘ready to use’ and of high-quality video and audio.  The producers may wish to invite you to re-record your content in a Covid-19 responsive black box studio setting in Witham, Essex. The producers will supply the recording equipment, sound mixing, lighting, and a studio technician for the session.

Successful applicants will be paid £50.00 for their content contribution and receive full accreditation.

deadline for submissions is EXTENDED to midnight on Monday 12 OCTOBER.


The producers retain the right to decide on the content included in the festival and will inform successful applicants by 6 pm on Friday 16 October.

Essential criteria:

  • All content must interpret the theme 'ON THE EDGE'.

  • Be suitable for a family audience.

  • Be an original work or free from copyright.

  • The maximum length of 10 minutes

  • Recorded in landscape

  • Send a bio and short paragraph explaining the reasons for applying (max 300 words).

  • If you are submitting a script this should be accompanied by your thoughts on how it can be presented in a digital format taking the other essential elements into consideration.

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