Script Accelerator Is Back!
by Melli Bond
Yeeehaw! It's spring time folks. New growth and new birth means new developments at Park. Our successful Script Accelerator program from last year has been stewing in my soul ever since. I've been so busy with programming, being mummy to a big doggie, and well- life, but these responsibilities have given me the space and time for reflection on how to make the program even better.
So improvements for SA are: More time to work, same great quality of writers and companies will be invited - an additional chance to participate with our submission details here on the website, more feedback and working with me directly and also really get more audience feedback both formally and informally. We'll be pushing the pieces to high standards with a strong aim to getting them production ready.
The big successes from last year were Hot Coals Ensemble and Fluff Productions who both managed to produce their pieces in Park 90. I'm really proud of these strong women. Such a joy!
In the quest for our next Script Accelerator the main thing all these pieces will have in common and is strong female characters. It's just one of those dynamic forces that I believe audiences want to witness. We come from mother earth and what better way is there to celebrate spring than to be on the look out for stories that highlight strong women? The life giving force is certainly one to cherish.