Launch of ‘Girl in the Mirror’- Winner of British Council Nepal’s first ever Radio Play Writing Competition
‘Girl in the Mirror’ is a winning psychological Radio Play written by Sharmily Rana which won the first ever British Council Nepal’s Radio Play Writing Competition. The story revolves around Gita, a teenager with a split personality disorder and her family’s struggle to cure her mental affliction. The radio directed by Khagendra Lamichhane has been recorded in both Nepali and English versions for radio broadcast to be aired on Hits FM (91.2 MHz) on 26 April 2014 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Nepali version) and on 27th April 2014 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (English version).
Since 2012, British Council Nepal has been running Radio Play Writing Competition as part of their “creativity series”, to help promote creativity in education in Nepal. Also to foster creative writers in Nepal a series of workshop was conducted for successful twenty applicants prior to the Radio Play Writing Competition. This year, the British Council will once again run the ‘Nepali 15’ Radio Workshop 2014 in August to support writers who wish to apply.
The Radio Play Writing Competition is open to anyone and interested candidates will require submitting a drama of 15 minutes duration in English to enter into the competition. The winner will get an opportunity to record their play and have it broadcasted in Nepali and English language versions on Nepali radio in 2015.
BBC International Playwriting competition is held every two years. You can find out more about the BBC competition from this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016w6wk. After participating in the workshop and the “Nepali 15” competition, it is hoped that the applicants will participate in the BBC International Competition 2015, where winners will each receive £2000 sterling and a trip to London to see their play being recorded for broadcast on BBC World Service.