The Bush Theatre have opened their 2017 script submission window, and are looking for full-length scripts. In their words: “The Bush Theatre exists to produce original plays that provoke conversation and are theatrically bold. We are looking for plays with contemporary bite, which seek to reflect our contemporary culture and ask sharp questions of what it means to be living now. We want to house a plurality of voices, seek worlds that are under represented and characters who are drawn from the world outside our theatre.”
The Bush Theatre is committed to discovering the best new plays from playwrights who may be unknown to then and therefore seek unsolicited submissions from playwrights in dedicated script windows.
Deadline: 31 October 2017
The Bush do not accept:
- proposals for adaptations
- new musicals (which we would not develop outside of a commission)
- one act plays
- more than one submission
- work in translation or not written in English.
- plays which have already received a production
Resubmissions: If you have submitted your script to before, please include details of how the script has undergone a redrafting process. Without significant redrafting, they will be unable to consider your script.
If you are submitting a play that is historically set or biographical please include a rationale as to the contemporary relevance of the play.
The Bush only accept submissions from playwrights in the UK and The Republic of Ireland, unfortunately we cannot read plays from international writers.
The advise that you do not send a first draft, and they are not accepting screenplay, proposals for adaptation, new musicals (which we would not develop outside of a commission), one act plays, more than one submission, work in translation or not written in English, and plays which have already received a production.
If you have previously submitted your script, please include details of how the script has undergone a redrafting process. Without significant redrafting, they will be unable to consider your script.
Read the full guidelines here.
How to apply:
For more information and resources please go to www.bushtheatre.co.uk/artists/play-writing/submissions/
To apply, fill out the online form which can be found here, and attach your script.