Bush Theatre now accepting script submissions

Playwrights not currently represented by an agent are encouraged to share their work

OPEN CALL: Writers are being invited to send their plays to the Bush Theatre

THE BUSH Theatre’s script submissions window is now open and playwrights who are not currently represented by an agent are encouraged to send in their work for a chance to work with the “home for new plays”.

The theatre, which has a history of championing work that is both provocative and entertaining, is looking for “exciting new voices that tell contemporary stories with wit, style and passion”.

“The Bush Theatre exists to produce original plays that provoke conversation and are theatrically bold. We want to house voices and stories that reflect the diversity of contemporary society,” the theatre said in a statement.

Artistic director Lynette Linton said: “If you’re a playwright and you’ve got that script in your drawer, bursting to get out, send it through to us, we’re waiting.”

The judges will meet with 25 writers either over the phone or in person, 100 writers will receive feedback and two will go on to be placed in the theatre’s new emerging writers group in 2020.

Writers are only allowed to submit one full length play, which must have a running time of 60 minutes or more. Submissions must be sent electronically to the Bush Theatre by December 15.

Those interested in entering are invited to meet the team and find out more about the work they do at an event on November 30.

At 2pm today, Deirdre O’Halloran, associate dramaturg at the Bush Theatre and Daniel Bailey, associate director at the Bush Theatre will be hosting an Instagram Live answering questions about the submissions process.

To find out more about the submissions window and to submit your play, click here.

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