2018 ReActor Open Call


ReActor Open Call – April 30th 2018 

‘ReActor’ is an exciting theatre project which brings writers and directors together to bring new short plays to life in a fresh and unique process of creation and performance. The ‘ReActor’ project was launched for last years festival and was a huge hit with writers, directors and audiences alike.

We are now releasing an open call for writers and directors nationwide for entries for our 2018 festival. We want writers to write a short play (8-15 mins) and directors to direct the chosen plays. This is a unique opportunity for writers and directors to explore their work under an open theme. We are passionate about this project and we purposely want to keep sets basic to allow for story led and performance driven short plays.

An experienced director will judge the submitted work and the chosen plays will be directed and performed during the Cruthú Arts Festival 2018 in Longford.

Now in it’s fifth year, Cruthú Arts Festival will take place from July 26th to July 29th 2018. The festival seeks to promote and highlight all aspects of the arts at local and national levels.

Submission process & criteria :

Plays should not exceed 15 minutes in length.

Plays can be any genre/theme/subject but should be original and not shown previously.

Plays should allow for very basic set and lighting.

Submissions to cruthuopencall18@gmail.com with the subject ‘ ReActor’

Please include your name, contact details, script and staging requirements.

Directors please include your name, contact details and previous experience.

Both writers and directors must be willing to work to tight deadlines.

Closing date for submissions is 31st May


We look forward to seeing your work, thank you in advance for your submissions and we hope you enjoy our 2018 festival.

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© Cruthú Arts Festival 2020

This project was assisted by Longford Local Community Development Committee, Longford Community Resources Clg. and Longford County Council through the Rural Development Programme (LEADER) 2014-2020 which is part-financed by the EU, “The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas” and the Department of Rural & Community Development