Blood Moon Theatre Presents Script In Hand

WHERE: Blood Moon Theatre rear of The World Bar 24 Bayswater Road Kings Cross.

WHEN: 7.30-10pm fourth Monday each month March-November each year.

2017 SEASON:

Monday 24 July

Monday 28 August

Monday 25 September

Monday 23 October

Monday 27 November

ADMISSION FEE: $20 for everyone, actors, directors, writers, MC. Actors Anonymous Inc membership included. Turn up and pay at the door or book HERE.

Actors Anonymous Incorporated (AAI) was established ten years ago as a not-for-profit network of actors, directors, writers and producers, who create, perform and produce independent theatre, radio and film in Sydney. AAI have several thousand members.

Productions include 8 years of monthly Script-In-Hand performances at El Rocco, Kings Cross Hotel Theatre, Hayes Theatre, and from April 2015 in Blood Moon Theatre Kings Cross - plus Radio Playhouse on Triple H 100.1 FM since October 2016.

Script in Hand accepts scripts of any length and genre from writers and programs them into our monthly productions of Script in Hand in the Blood Moon Theatre. Scripts are selected to form a two-hour program, directors are assigned, actors cast and plays are rehearsed and presented on stage, script in hand, in front of an audience with costumes, props, sound and music/SFX included. Full-length plays are broken up into 20min acts and performed over several shows.

Script In Hand enables the writer to see their work staged close to a full production. Our monthly guest MC runs a Q&A in each half of the program so the writer and all involved in the staging can get feedback from the audience (mostly theatre people). Average audience is 40-50 people.

By attending the rehearsals and the show the writer is able to participate in the development of their script for stage. Many have gone into full production after this development process.

There is no charge to the writer for this process. Everyone pays $20 admissions to Script In Hand; these funds cover venue hire, insurance and the cost of our sound and lighting operator.

The writer submits scripts to from these our monthly programs are created by Ruth Fingret (writer-director) & Ron Hadley (performer-director).

Stephen Carnell (producer-director-writer) & Joy Roberts (producer-director) share the responsibility of recruiting directors, assigning the scripts and running the shows.

Potential SIH actors & directors please email your bio to  

Each script is allocated up to 20 minutes. Total performance time is around 100 minutes, so four to six scripts will be read by actors after a rehearsal or two with a director during the week prior to the show.

How to get your work read:

1. Attend Script-in-Hand (SIH) meetings.

2. Email your script to  

3. You’ll receive an acknowledgement.

4. A director will be assigned and actors cast a week before your reading.

5. You can select a director & actors yourself, but you MUST advise us.

6. You must attend the performance.