The aim of this project is to develop new South African drama scripts while offering playwrights the opportunity to pitch their script ideas to interested parties in the theatre industry for possible further development.
All writers, whether emerging or established, are invited to take part.
Proposals are presented as play readings at Teksmark. Representatives from theatres and festivals, producers and other possible investors are invited to attend Teksmark.
During Teksmark, playwrights can discuss their script ideas. The market is open for any of the interested parties to negotiate with playwrights about the possible investment in, and further development of scripts.
Due to the limited time slots available, a panel selects a certain number of scripts. Directors and actors are contracted in conjunction with the playwright to perform the extracts.