Full Stack

The Full Stack project is KDC Theatre’s new writing competition and anthology show. Each year we set a new theme and brief, and invite writers to submit short plays.

new writing competition

The new writing competition of the Full Stack project invites writers experienced and new to write a short play (max. 4 pages A4, 8 minutes) based on a set theme and brief.

The theme is usually chosen during our Christmas party and announced in January, with submissions closing at the end of March.

The format is designed to encourage simplicity and efficiency of story telling, so submissions need to be:

Related to our theme and brief;
No longer than 4 sides of A4 (about 8 minutes);
No more than 3 actors.

It can be shorter than 4 pages, and have more than 3 characters (as long as 3 actors can portray them all), or of course just require 1 or 2 actors. You can also submit as many scripts as you like.

The new theme and brief will be announced here, and via our Showdown newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

the summer show

The winning scripts will make up our Full Stack summer show; an anthology production of 10-15 short plays all around the same theme and brief, staged at one of the London venues KDC Theatre work with.

The summer show takes place in July and runs for 5 nights.

The show is directed by 4-6 different directors whom each will take on a set of plays, and work with the winning writers to ensure their plays are ready for performance.

Writers are always encouraged to come and see the show!

2021 theme & brief

The new theme and brief will be announced in January, via our Showdown newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

For more information or questions, contact our New Writing Coordinator via our contact page.