APC - Artistic Programme Committee

Chair: Fran Lewis

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Proposing a Play


Our 2020 Vision

It feels like the year 2020 is an absolute age away, right? Not for us!

Now that Kelvin’s 2019 season is revealed in all its glory, the APC members are forging ahead and turning our thoughts to what’s next.

We would therefore like to invite directors to submit for our 2020 season.

No schemes, no fancy gimmicks – not yet anyway, give us time. For now, all we are hoping for are proposals of plays that you think Kelvin could produce to the best of our ability.

Anything – modern, period, tragedy, comedy; science-fiction, kitchen-sink drama, absurdist duologues, farcical extravaganzas; maybe even some Shakespeare – we will read it and consider it … if you propose it.

Once we’ve read all the proposals, we will formulate a shortlist. If you’re shortlisted, you’ll be invited to pitch your play, in person, to the APC. That’s your opportunity to really sell your vision – why you think your play will engage our audiences, and continue to promote our club as one of the best non-professional theatre companies in the South West.

We are especially keen to hear from directors who have not yet directed for Kelvin. New directors will get the chance to direct a Black Box production – a stripped down version of our main house shows. However, if you have extensive directing experience outside of Kelvin, this may not be necessary – please let us know on your proposal form.

New directors, PLEASE NOTE: you MUST have a) directed a Rehearsed Reading, and b) recently performed a significant backstage role, in order to be eligible to direct. 

If you are keen to direct, and you fulfil the criteria, then great! We look forward to hearing from you.

All you need to do is complete the proposal form, and send it to me, along with a copy of the script (preferably online, though I will accept a hard copy), by 1st May 2019.

Any questions about the submission process? No problem – please get in touch, or have a chat with any member of the APC.


The Artistic Programming Committee 2018 – 2019 are: Tessa Garrett, Angela Markham, Alice Chadwick, Alex Needham, Simon Shorrock and Al Hedderman.


Many thanks

Fran Lewis
Artistic Director



There is lots of information here about how to submit a play to the APC for consideration production in the coming season.

The APC works within guidelines prepared by the general Management Committee. Click >>here<< to read the guidelines


Here you will find How to Propose a play, the 'pitching' process and Hints and tips.


Click >>Here<< for an APC Play Submission Form.