37 Plays is a new national playwriting project led by the RSC and their partner theatres. They are seeking the stories of our times: the comedies, the tragedies and the untold histories. The chosen 37 plays will be performed script-in-hand across the UK and online in autumn 2023.
All of the 37 plays that are selected will be awarded a fee for publication, performance and/or broadcast. Any submission subsequently commissioned by one of the partner theatres for production will subject to usual commission processes approved by the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain.
Anyone living in the United Kingdom may enter a play and there is no fee to enter.
Your play must be predominantly in English, with a translation provided for any text not in the English language.
- Your play must be a complete original story, not a sample of a story or an adaptation of a story. It must not have had a professional production or be under commission at the time of submission.
- You must submit you play according to your age: age 11 and under, 12-17 years, or 18+. For plays written by more than one person, you can either nominate a lead writer or use the average age of writers.
Jan 31st 2023